Regional Weather Models
We use state-of-the-art scientific weather models for the short-term forecasts. These regional weather models
provide high resolution forecasts for the next 72 hours. Because of the small grid size (5km at best), local
scale atmospheric processes can be modeled, such as thermal winds and orographic effects. The results are updated
every 6 hours.
Currently seven regional weather models are in operative use. We thank all sponsors for their support.
Germany, 8km grid
Alps (Suisse/Austria), 6km grid
Europe (Belgie, Denmark, Holland), 8km grid
Canaries, 5km grid
Egypt, 8km grid
Greece, 8km grid
English Channel, 8km grid
The medium-term forecasts are based on the results of the "Global Forecast System" (GFS), operated at
NOAA ("National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration"). Through interpolation we calculate
the specific forecasts for each spot. Because the resolution of the GFS is limited (about 40km), local effects
are not incorporated in the results. So we recommend having a look at our regional models for more detailed forecasts.