Links to other sites of interest

Questions about how the weather works

Look at the newsgroup faq at't forget to look at the newsgroup itself!

Long range forecasts

MRF: For temperature, pressue, and winds (inferred) for up to the next ten days, see the Purdue model at I find the coloured temperature maps particularly useful. Very pretty. I use this site a lot, and it seems pretty reliable.

For rainfall, see

For a 4 day forecast, pretty maps, and much, much else, see

What is the weather like in ...?

I am often asked "what is the weather like in such a place in such a month". For Britain, try this link first. It has a great deal of information about many UK locations.

For Britain and the rest of the world, try looking at:

and typing in a relevant city name.

For many good maps of Britain with things like average rainfall, temperature, number of days thunder and hail, sunshine, see

For a link to a listing of other weather stations, try:

What was the weather in such a place on this date?

I am also often asked "what was the weather like in such a place on such a date". If it's not in my severe weather pages, then I don't know! For Britain, try this link.

Organisations and related

The BBC has quite a good web page at will give you another latest (but static) cloud photograph, and will get you round the met office in general. for the European Centre for medium range forecasts. for the Royal Meteorological Society (of Britain). for the home page of TORRO, the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation. for a link to the CET temperatures. for a link to the average rainfall. for general weather resources (US bias), but with some nice pictures - far more comprehensive than mine (at the moment ...) is the FAQ for the newsgroup - itself an essential read for all weather freaks.

Want to compute sunrise and sunset times? Try

Need legal help about the weather in Scotland? I'm often approached about such things, and have no expertise, but found useful.

People should know what to do in severe weather. This site is useful.

Pictures and animations for a compendium of pictures (many more than mine). has a groovy animated effect that shows clouds moving over northern Europe over the last 24 hours. is great for seeing thunderstorms across Europe. (A particular Godsend for Mac users, who cannot use the excellent thunderstorm activity viewing software only available for PCs.) for midday rainfall radar. for the latest cloud images. and for information on atmospheric effects (rainbows, halos, coronas, sun pillars, sun dogs, sunsets etc).

Some personal web pages and links to links has many, many other links. for my neighbour's John Brush's on-line weather station in Auchterhouse, about three miles from here. ditto. I just like this one. ditto. ditto ditto. for the weather in Northamptonshire (Pitsford Hall). Want to know everything there is to know about a White Christmas? For information on snowfall events and blizzards - in fact for everything you want to know about snow. Want to find out more about haloes, sun pillars, and atmospheric phenomena? Then this is the site for you. for the faq - all the answers to many of your questions. It makes sense to check here before posting a question to Lots of links to data for British weather here, including another source for the Central England Temperature series. for useful information about automatic weather stations (AWSs), and a groovy display of the current weather in Ely (Cambs.) for a diary of recent events in the British weather. for a site rather like mine, providing a summary of extreme weather events in Britain, starting in 55BC! about storm chasing - also has some superb photographs. Ian Lyall's site - records from Newark and much more of interest besides./P> Chris Arnold's site - only a few miles from mine. Chris Arnold's site - just 2.5 miles south of my old Pitroddie site./P> for an interesting perspective on very cold winters and the World Wars. for more on historical weather events.

Please let me know if any of these links fail to work, or change, or if you have other suggestions.

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