A selection of links to useful weather sites.
The Big Picture
Orbifly – A stunning map based site covering the whole of Europe and beyond. Select TAF/Metars from the top and hover your mouse over an airfield. Select London or English channel maps on the left for a bigger view.
Here are just a few of our favourites:
Met office aviation service – Free registration required but it’s where every UK pilot looks first.
Regional Atmospheric Soaring Prediction – A gliding website that will tell you more about the weather than you want to know!
Weatherweb – A very good site managed by acclaimed meteorologist Simon Kealing.
UK Forecast – Not Aviation specific but lots of info there if you dig down.
Forecast – Select “rain” and run your cursor down the timeline to get a good appreciation of the movement of weather for the next 3 days.
Meteoblue – 7-day forecast, outline for 14 days; now with a useful vertical cloud profile.
XCWeather – Dynamic weather site. Hover over an area for information.
Weatheronline – Used by Forecasters – a lot of info if you dig down
Metcheck – Another nicely presented and deep site.
Weather in Europe
Many of these sites work well for the UK too:
SAT24 – Some good Satellite images. Visual show cloud cover, IR shows cloud thickness.
Dutch Prognosis – Some nice forecast charts for the week ahead.