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UK Weather

The weather is a Great British obsession. Every type of weather has a use to someone.

Many of us love snow and sunshine. Rain is essential for crops and life. Wind is great for kite fans. Even fog is useful if you are into amateur radio (often bring 'lift conditions').

In the UK is we often get excesses, which makes us follow the weather even more. Here's a selection of the best weather resources.


UK Pressure Map We've added our own UK centered European Pressure map to the site, with a full explaination of how to read it.
Weather Online Weather Online - Expert Charts Expert Charts at Weather Online is one of our favourite web resources. Very accurate charts from all the popularly weather forecasting mathematical models. Charts include NOGAPS, GFS, ECMWF, UKMO.
Currently the best UK Snow Map, Rain Today is a very well executed website with a Radar based UK Rainfall Map. It's powered by Google, using Tele Atlas Data, so you can zoom in, switch between map, satellite and hybrid views, all with live prepitation data and animations overlaid. During the current cold snap, Rain Today is displaying for free precipitation type, so essentially it's now the best UK Snow Map.
XCWeather - Current weather observations and forecast. Providing near real time weather maps of wind strength and direction across the UK and Europe XCWeather dispays a UK map populated by either wind, pressure,Temperature, Dew Point, Weather or Visibility. Hover your mouse over any symbol on the map to see the Reporting Station with latest data.
Windyty - Live and forecast animated wind chart which has to be seen. WindyTy - wind and weather forecast for kiters, surfers, pilots, sailors and anyone else. Worldwide animated weather maps, with easy to use overlays and precise spot forecast. This animated live and forecast animated wind chart is very visually appealing and one you'll want to bookmark.
The UK Met Office plays a vital international role as well as being the UK's national meteorological service. One of the world's most comprehensive collections of weather-related literature and data.