Weather forecast and data solutions
If your business could benefit from having access to weather forecasts for any locality on the globe which go as far ahead as 16 days and are updated up to 4 times each day we can help.
What can we offer?
A wide selection of weather forecasts and data solutions for your business; these range from simple data feeds to fully integrated solutions. We can help whether you want an RSS feed added to your intranet or an in-depth forecasting system hosted on your own servers.
Forecasts and charts
Forecasts and charts for anywhere on the globe going as far ahead as 384 hours can be provided. For the first 180 hours the step interval can be as short as 3 hours, increasing to 12 hours between 180 and 384 hours. As well as providing basic forecasting information (for example expected 2m temperature and rainfall rate) we can supply more exten sive information such as temperatures at different atmospheric levels. You pick the forecast parameters that you want.
Rather than having to read complete forecasts we can set up alerts for you. These will notify you when a forecast parameter exceeds the level you have set for it. For example you may want to know if and when the temperature is expected to fall below 0C in London during the next 180 hours. Alerts can be set for a large number of different forecast parameters at a local level for anywhere on the globe and can provide a way of rapidly identifying important weather trends.
Historic data for the UK can also be provided so that you can see how the current conditions compare. This can be useful for helping you determine how the likely demand for particular products or services will be affected.
About the forecasts and data we provide
The forecast data we provide is taken directly from the high resolution Global Forecast System (GFS) model operated by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is considered to be one of the top three global numerical weather prediction models currently available and provides updated forecasts up to 384 hours ahead for anywhere on the globe four times each day. Forecast accuracy falls away markedly after five days.
The technology platforms that we support
We can provide you with expertise and consultancy in deploying your weather data / forecast solutions on a number of different platforms. Data can be hosted on our servers and made available to you either via XML/RSS data feeds or web services if you require additional flexibility.
Alternatively, if you prefer we can provide you with the ability to download bespoke data sets in a range of different formats such as csv or xls. These can then be integrated with your applications or viewed directly in applications such as Microsoft Excel.
If you require help with actually integrating the data feeds or data sets into your existing applications we can offer expertise in the following areas:
Microsoft Windows Server 2000 / 2003 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 / 2005 Microsoft SharePoint (Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server) ASP.NET Dundas Charts for ASP.NET C# / VB.NET / AJAX
If you would like more information about the services we can offer your business please contact us here.
Established since 2001 we aim to provide high quality weather forecasts and data with a focus on the UK and Europe.
TheWeatherOutlook is owned and maintained by Technimatch Ltd.