Weather

Below you will find some useful information to help you get the best meteorological information before flying. The data on this site is what we consider to be some of the best available but remember to check with the official Met Office website as well.

The Met Office
The Met Office

The Met Office is the UKs official source for aviation weather data. You will need to register and log-in before you can view TAFs, METARs, wind and synoptic charts. The site is free to use but additional features are for paid subscribers only.




Click here for Met Office website

Met Office Geostropic Wind Chart
Met Office Geostropic Wind Chart

This chart shows the location of various fronts over Europe and out into the Atlantic. It clearly shows ridges of low and high pressure and the isobars give an excellent indication of wind patterns.




Click here for European wind chart

European Satellite Image
European Satellite Image

A satellite image of Europe and the Atlantic region showing weather systems and exactly where the cloud is.




Click here for current satellite image

Colour Satellite Image
Colour Satellite Image

A colour satellite analysis from the USAF 21st OWS showing the location of fronts and cloud. Some of the symbols can be hard to see, but it is updated regularly and is a very useful tool.




Click here for USAF Satellite image

USAF Weather Tools
USAF Weather Tools

This link takes you to a page on the USAF 21 OWS website which has a superb range of flying and weather related tools. You will find a temperature converter, density pressure altitude calculator, a cross/tail wind calculator, a weight converter, a sea-level pressure calculator, a wind chill calculator, pressure/distance/speed converter and much more.




Click here for USAF Met/planning Tools

USAF 5 day Weather
USAF 5-day Forecast

This 5-day weather forecast can be set to cover any USAF base in Europe. It is usually very accurate. Useful if you are flying near one of the bases, or as a rough guide for the region.




Click here for USAF 5-day forecast

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