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What is Weatherobs?
Weatherobs displays global weather observations.
Where does the data come from?
Weatherobs displays freely available METAR, SYNOP, SHIP, BUOY and CWOP weather observations.
METARs typically come from airports or permanent weather observation stations. They are normally taken once an hour during hours of operation of the station, however more frequent weather observations can be taken if weather conditions change rapidly. SYNOP observations often include additional climatological information such as precipitation amounts which the METAR reports do not include (with the exception of a few countries, notably the USA). Synop information is generally available every 3 or 6 hours. Some stations do issue reports every hour but this data is not always made freely available by national meteorological departments. SHIP and BUOY observations are requested by the national meteorological agencies to give a picture of actual conditions at the surface offshore.
CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program) data is recorded by weather enthusiasts with Personal Weather Stations (PWS). This data is then uploaded to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) who assimilate it into their model data ingest system, alongside the METAR, SYMOP, SHIP and BUOY data. Anyone with a PWS and the correct software can join the CWOP program at wxqa.com
, and in turn view their observations alongside others on weatherobs.com
The raw data used to create this site comes from the servers of NOAA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the USA.
If you have any feedback about the site, please click on the feedback link in the top right hand of the page
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Thanks for using this site. Any reliance you place on the information contained is strictly at your own risk.
We are unable to guarantee access to the most up-to-date information on this service. The information available here should not be used for flight planning or other operational purposes.
THE USER ASSUMES ALL RISK AS TO THE USE OF THE DATA AND/OR INFORMATION. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WEATHEROBS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.
- Mean sea level pressure is now available in Inches of Mercury (inHg) as well as millibars.
- A refresh button has been added to the end of the loading/displayed markers box - clicking this loads the latest available observations. Observations are also now automatically updated every 30 minutes or whenever the browser tab comes back into focus.
- If you weren't already aware, observations from the global Citizen Observer Weather Program (CWOP) have been available since the 13th January.
Click on an observation to load reports from the last 36 hours