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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.


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


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Roger Brugge's Web Site

New Link


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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 The individual image pages have been superseded by  EuMetView which is more flexible but are still available.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)



MeteoSat Air Mass Image   New Link

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
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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




Weather Map Handbook


Current Solar Activity


EuMetSat Quick Guide


Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:






EuMetSat Interpretation Guide
Kenley Report



Met Office Weather Fact Sheets



My Weather Lecture (PowerPoint)



My Weather Lecture (PDF)






© J Murrell 2021




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