Trogdor Moderator
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Hey everyone,

I spent this afternoon trying to compile an up to date list of as many useful weather links as i could, taking links from WolfIRE's thread, Billy the Squid's original thread and any other bookmarks i could find hiding away on my laptop. I updated/removed dead links and tried to combine and list everything into relevant sections. Many thanks to all the users that have contributed the links over the years and if you have any more to add or spot a link that isn't working properly just post here or let me know by pm and i'll fix it up!

Current Observations
Met Eireann - http://www.met.ie/latest/reports.asp

Ireland's Weather - http://www.irelandsweather.com/index.php

NRA Road Reports - http://www.nratraffic.ie/weather/default.asp?RegionId=0

XC Weather - http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

Weather Undergournd - http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

Irish Webcam Map - Google maps

Soundings - http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html

Precipitation radar
Met Eireann - http://www.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

UK Met Office - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/

Rain Today (UK and Ireland) - http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

Meteox (Europe) - http://www.meteox.co.uk/h.aspx?r=&jaar=-3&soort=loop1uur

Satellite
UK and Ireland - http://www.sat24.com/gb

EUmetsat (Western Europe) - http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/latestImages/EUMETSAT_MSG_RGB-airmass-westernEurope.jpg

Yr.no (Western Europe) - http://www.yr.no/satellitt/europa.html

Northern Hemisphere - http://aviationweather.gov/data/obs/sat/intl/ir_ICAO-H_bw.jpg

Dundee Satellite receiving station (free registration required) - http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/auth.html

Satellite Image Viewer - http://internationalweatherarchive.org/satViewer.aspx

Latest Satreps - http://www.knmi.nl/satrep/latest.htm

Lightning detector networks
UK Met Office (UK and Ireland) - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/beta/weather/observations/ (Click map and then lightning)

Meteocentre (Zeus data) Europe - http://meteocentre.com/lightning/map_sfuk.php?time=0&lang=en&map=Europe

Blitzortung (Europe) http://www.blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?lang=en&subpage_3=3

North Atlantic - http://brunnur.vedur.is/athuganir/eldingar/

US - http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com/explorer.html

Single lightning dectectors
Isle of White - http://www.isleofwightweather.co.uk/live_storm_data.htm

Cork - http://corklightning.com/

Cloughfern, Antrim - http://sproule.co.uk/weather/svlightning.html

Belfast - http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/gap/AboutUs/GAPWeatherStation/lightning/

Durrow, Laois - http://www.live.laoisweather.com/lightning/

Killucan, Westmeath - http://www.irlweather.com/wxStormVue.php

Convective Weather
European Storm Forecasting Experiment - http://estofex.org/

Torro (Tornado and Storm Research Organisation) - http://www.torro.org.uk/site/forecast.php

Lightning Wizard (Convective Weather Maps) - http://lightningwizard.com/maps/

Keraunos (French convective forecasts/analysis) - http://www.keraunos.org/

Models (GFS/UKMO/ECM etc)
Net Weather - http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=nwdc;sess=

Weather Online - http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=en&MENU=0000000000&CONT=ukuk&MODELL=gfs&MODELLTYP=1&BASE=-&VAR=rsum&HH=138&ZOOM=0&ARCHIV=0&WMO=

The Weather Outlook - http://theweatheroutlook.com/twodata/datmdlout.aspx

Meteociel - http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gfse_cartes.php

Wetterzentrale - http://www.wetterzentrale.de/topkarten/fsavneur.html

DMI (Hirlam) - http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/index/danmark/vejrkort.htm

Wetter3 - http://www.wetter3.de/

Westwind - http://www.westwind.ch/

Weathercharts - http://www.weathercharts.org

MeteoCenter.eu (WRF) - http://www.meteocenter.eu/

IPS Meteostar (Latest GFS run in tabular form for Dublin Airport) - http://wxweb.meteostar.com/sample/sample_C.shtml?text=EIDW

Educational Material
Su Campu's "Beginner's Guide To Reading Winter Charts" - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056447334

Types of frost - http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/frost/frost.htm

Upper air guide - http://www.geologywales.co.uk/storms/upthere.htm

Forecasting convective storms - http://www.estofex.org/guide/

Synoptic setup of thunderstorms in western Europe - http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~delde102/Syn.Set.Thunderstorms.pdf

Satellite Meteorology Manual - http://www.zamg.ac.at/docu/Manual/SatManu/main.htm

The Weather Prediction Educational Site - http://www.theweatherprediction.com/

Marine
Irish Weather Buoy Network - http://www.marine.ie/home/publicationsdata/data/buoys/DataBuoyHome.htm

Oceanweather Inc. - http://www.oceanweather.com/data/

Magic Seaweed (surf forecast) - http://magicseaweed.com/msw-surf-charts2.php?chart=1&res=750&type=wind&starttime

SailWx - http://www.sailwx.info/

Global SSTs (Sea Surface Temperatures) - http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sst_anom.gif

Aviation
Dublin airport control tower - http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=dub

Live flight info - http://www.radarvirtuel.com/

Skystef - http://www.skystef.be/

Earthquakes
Global - http://tsunami.geo.ed.ac.uk/local-bin/quakes/mapscript/demo_run.pl#

Uk and Ireland - http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/recent_events/recent_events.html

European Weather
European Weather services - http://www.eumetnet.eu/members

Meteoalarm.eu - http://www.meteoalarm.eu/?lang=en_UK

Hurricanes/Typhoons
US National Hurricane Centre - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Central Pacific Hurricane Centre - http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/cphc/

Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (Western Pacific and Indian Ocean) - http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

Tokyo Tropical Cyclone Centre - http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

Austrailian Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre - http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/index.shtml

StormPulse (Hurricane tracking) - http://www.stormpulse.com/

Historical data
Tutiempo - http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/Ireland/IE.html

Ogimet - http://www.ogimet.com/resynops.phtml.en

Wetterzentrale (Charts archive) - http://www.wetterzentrale.de/topkarten/fsreaeur.html

Snow cover maps - http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/table_area.php?ui_set=0

Miscellaneous
BBC Monthly Outlook (Updated Weekly) - http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/10209/

Meteocentre - http://meteocentre.com/reading/

Windguru (Wind map) - http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=47736

Global Temp Graph - http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/

Dust Forecast - http://forecast.uoa.gr/dustindx.php

Aurora Forecast - http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

Space Weather - http://www.spaceweather.com/

Irish Meteorological Society - http://www.irishmetsociety.org/cms/

Met Monkey (Great collection of forecasting and observational links) - http://met-monkey.co.uk/weathercharts_index.html

Cumulus (Weather station Software) - http://sandaysoft.com/forum/index.php

UCD School of Meteorology - http://mathsci.ucd.ie/met/mcc-forecast.html

National Weather Service Glossary - http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php

Boards.ie weather forum interesting past threads - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057511932

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Irish Steve Moderator
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another lightning strike site that's reliable and shows the UK and Ireland well is on the Isle of Wight

http://www.isleofwightweather.co.uk/live_storm_data.htm

There's also another lightning site in the South of the Country at Cork

http://corklightning.com/

For the Miscellaneous section, especially if you have any interest in your own weather station, or software to upload weather station information to a web site,

http://sandaysoft.com/forum/index.php

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pistolpetes11 Moderator
#3

A glossary of all weather terms , searchable by name or first letter att he bottom of the page.

http://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?letter=a

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George99 Registered User
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This site is great for looking ahead if you read charts:

http://www.ecmwf.int/products/forecasts/d/charts/medium/deterministic/msl_uv850_z500/

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pistolpetes11 Moderator
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Can I just caution re posting / taking as gospel these raw (and often useless) GFS precip/snow probability maps at this juncture. The alogorithm used for these is pretty basic, and I never even bother with them.

A far better route to understanding (at least from GFS) the PPN type prospects for any given area, plus crucial nuances of boundary layer conditions as well as aloft, is to pick-up on the profile soundings plotted for any part of the globe via the excellent http://ready.arl.noa...v/READYcmet.php (we compare these here to our UKMO-GM/NAE tephigrams).

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#7

I think there was a post in the "Turning very cold with snow likely in areas through Friday/The weekend and beyond" thread asking why there weren't dewpoints given on Met Eireann's weather stations reports page. Here are two online calculators I found that may help. I originally posted this in that thread, but maybe if people want quick access to these calculators here a thread for them.

With the first one just imput the temperature and relative humidity and you should get the dew point. Seems to be fairly accurate.

Link: http://www.decatur.de/javascript/dew/index.html

The second isn't as accurate. Click to find what you want (temp, RH, DP), then slide the two bars to get a result. It gives a rough answer. No decimal point.

Link: http://www.dpcalc.org/

If anyone knows of a better online DP calculator, dont hesitate to add it to the thread. Thanks.

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Redsunset Registered User
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Redsunset Registered User
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An Interesting 157 page read about the state of Irish climate in 2012.

http://www.met.ie/news/display.asp?ID=198

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Tae laidir Registered User
#10

Interesting graphical site of current & past weather events:

http://www.pdc.org/weather/

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MetEireann Verified representative
#14

Updated hourly. Derived from the HIRLAM Numerical Weather Prediction model .

http://www.met.ie/forecasts/short-range.asp

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Villain Registered User
#15

Water levels for Rivers and harbours available from OPW now at http://waterlevel.ie/

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