WeatherOnline takes Weather Information to a New Level
New Expert Chart Section Released
The new and improved expert charts provide weather information for those
specialising in sailing, flying, gliding and ballooning and other outdoor
Besides redesigning the expert charts webpages new features as well as
upgrades of existing models provide an even more comprehensive overview of
current and past weather events or situations. Higher resolution charts,
additional parameters and a user-friendly menu allows for greater ease in
soaring through the information.
The Canadian Model (CMC) as well as the GFS Model were upgraded to higher
resolution versions (CMC: 0.6 degree, GFS: 0.5 degree). In addition
WeatherOnline introduces ensemble runs of the CMC model, the Model of the
HydroMeteorological Centre of Russia (RHMC) and a model to calculate
The time interval displays have been increased. Additional parameters
were introduced i.e. the wind charts and the cloud charts for different
levels, the parameter visibility and additional indices such as convection
and soaring. In numerous charts parameters are displayed using a combination
of contour plots, isolines and numeric values.
The number of areas covered by the charts increased. European charts are
now available for Central Europe, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy,
Greece, Turkey, Poland and Russia. The worldwide coverage extends to Europe,
Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Asia, Oceania, South
Asia and Southeast Asia.
Another innovative feature are the spread plots showing the middle run as
an isoline and the deviation from the middle run as contour plot (GEFS -
Spread plots and CMC - Spread plots).
Charts are available in three different resolutions 1000px, 634px. Eight
chart panels are also available in 300px.
A simpler menu allowing the user to proceed with subsequent links while
keeping the preselected parameters, region and basis and time intervals.
Current expert charts and charts for the last month will remain free of
charge for all users. Premium Members can enjoy the charts free of
advertising and will have unlimited access to our charts archives.
Over the course of the next 4 weeks the old as well as the new version
will be available under http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/expertcharts.
Thereafter, only the new versions will be online.
WeatherOnline Limited was established in 2001 and provides comprehensive
weather information on its website www.weatheronline.co.uk as well as a wide
range of weather related services such as XML weather data feeds and
historical weather data. Starting in 2007 WeatherOnline extended its
services to the international internet user by publishing websites in
several other languages such as Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, Greek and