Weather

for

Astronomy ?

 

Updated

9th March 2021


General update and removal of dead links. New NLC & Space Weather Sections

 

Weather in the Carshalton & North Surrey Area

This page contains links to weather Forecasts and Actual Observations that should allow you to decide if the weather will be suitable for visual observing tonight. The data is biased towards the Carshalton & North Surrey (England) area where I normally observe from. The data is divided into the sections shown below, some references need a background in Meteorology and there are links to sources of background information. If you know of any other sources of relevant weather information please send the details to me.

Caution - some of the times are in UTC (which approximates to GMT) which is one hour behind clock time (BST) in the Summer. Also the date of the 00:00 forecast / actuals can confuse. Some of the dates are in American format as well !

 

The links below allow you to check the weather for Astronomical Observing. You need to enter your observing location.

Metcheck

Clear Outside

MeteoBlue Astronomical Seeing and General Weather Site

 

The most useful / best sites for forecasting the weather are in Bold below.

Links in Grey below are no longer working and waiting for me to identify where they have moved to or find a replacement

 

Weather Reports

 

Local Forecasts

 

General Weather Sites

Images - Satellite & Radar

 

Met Office Sutton Forecast Page

 

Met Office Home Page
Radar Rainfall (Met Office)

 

Meteo France - Forecast Cloud

 

BBC Weather Home Page

BBC Weather

 

Weather for Astronomy

 

Wetterzentrale (German)
Radar Rainfall (Metox)

 

Model Weather Charts - US Navy

 

Net Weather
Latest Synoptic Chart

 

New Link

 

COLA

New Link

 

New Link

 

Roger Brugge's Web Site

New Link

 

New Link

 

Royal Meteorological Society
Quick guides to the EUMetSat images below can be found here. The individual image pages have been superseded by  EuMetView which is more flexible but are still available.

 

 

 

 

 

My Sky Transparency page

This has a link to a forecast of sky transparency for Europe and an explanation of transparency

 

Links to other Weather Sites

EUMetSat Cloud Images

 

New Link

 

Ant Veal's Weather Website
EUMetSat Fog & Low Cloud (Night)

 


 

Metcheck
MeteoSat Air Mass Image   New Link

 

uk.sci.weather

EUMetSat Dust Image

 


 


EUMetSat Daylight Enhanced Cloud Image

 

MeteoBlue Astronomical Seeing and General Weather Site

 

New Link

 

New Link

 


MeteoSat Images from Norway

 

New Link

 

Noctilucent Cloud (PMC)

 

Jetstream (300mBar) forecast Chart

 

My NLC Page

 

New Link

 

Mesopause Temperature & Water
Original EUMetView

 

New Link

 

Radar observations of the Mesosphere
New EUMetView

 

New Link

 

AIM Daily Daisy ( May - Sept)

EUMetSat Cloud Animation

 

New Link

 

New Link

Earth - a global animated map

 

New Link

 

New Link
Newport (IoW) Lightning Detector

 

New Link

 

New Link
Dundee Satellite Station

 

New Link

 

New Link

 

Solar & Space Weather Observation

 

Tutorials & Guides


 

UK Met Office Space Weather

 

UK Met Office - Learning Centre

 

BGS Space Weather

 

Weather Terms Glossary

 

Aurora Watch UK - alerts

 

Chart Guide
Weather Satellite Images

 

New Link

 

Another Chart Guide
New Link

 

New Link

 

Web Based Weather Tutorial

Station Reports (Actual's)

 

Current Solar Images from Austria

 

Guide to Weather Charts
UK Station Reports (Biggin Hill)

 

SOHO - Solar Observation

 

Weather Forecasting Handbook
UK Weather Chart

 

Space Weather.com

 

Weather Map Handbook

 

Current Solar Activity

 

EuMetSat Quick Guide

 

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:

Status

Status

 

From n3kl.org 

 

EuMetSat Interpretation Guide
Kenley Report

 

 

Met Office Weather Fact Sheets

 

 

My Weather Lecture (PowerPoint)


 

 

My Weather Lecture (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

© J Murrell 2021

 

 

 

Any   Comments or new links ?

Send an email to me, John Murrell