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Proper weather/climate information by JF on 18 June 2006 11:55am
 
Has anyone got any links to some reliable weather and climate information websites?

I'm fed up with most of the massed generalities available. It's like getting a politician to give an answer.

Surely there is something out there in internet-land that can tell me what the weather is like in x city or y region at a particular time of the year.
 
Re: Proper weather/climate information by pandab on 22 June 2006 1:26am
 
We're not ignoring you, JF!

I found a site that can give you some basic weather information for specific cities worldwide. Try World Weather at http://www.worldweather.org.

At the site, under Official Forecasts, click the region you want. In the Country list, click the country you want. In the City list, click the city you want. Below the 4-day Forecast, you will see Climatological Information. The default for temperature is Celsius, but if you click the C, you can get it in Fahrenheit.

For example, I checked Athens, Greece and found the Daily Maximum temperature for June is 88F. It also gives rainfall averages in both MM and number of days. In June, Athens gets an average of 10.6mm over 3.7 days.

Now, if I just understood the metric system well enough to know how much 10.6mm is! :)

Hope that helps!

Pandab
 
Re: Proper weather/climate information by Ellerd on 23 June 2006 1:00am
 
Most countries also have their own national weather service websites. A couple:

Australia:
http://www.bom.gov.au

New Zealand:
http://www.metservice.co.nz

Britain:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

USA:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov
 
Re: Proper weather/climate information by Ken Dunn on 29 June 2006 10:20pm
 
Hi JF. The last paragraph of your posting has prompted this weather report for Scotland.

In Scotland during June the sun shines all the time.
Unless it is raining!
 
Re: Proper weather/climate information by julwis on 29 June 2006 11:17pm
 
Hmm, its like that on Denley Moor, always raining, except on days when it wasnt.
Seriously though, Scotland in summer can be pretty hot and sunny.
 
Re: Proper weather/climate information by Ken Dunn on 2 July 2006 1:09am
 
Also our digital Sky Travel channel used to show a view over about 5 or 6 cities of the world on the hour at times. We now get Sky 3 instead and that facility is not transmitted on that channel, from as much as I've seen of it.
 



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