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Old 22-10-2020, 09:31 AM
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Is there anything better than Clear Outside?

Hi,

For the last little while I've been annoyed at the inaccuracy in the cloud forecast from Clear Outside. On so many occasions the forecast has been wildly inaccurate. For example, right now it says there should only be 8% cloud cover at my location. When I look outside it's completely overcast.

This has happened so often I've stopped trusting it and just stuck my head out the window.

So, does anyone have an alternative that provides a more accurate forecast of clouds and weather?

Rene
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Old 22-10-2020, 10:25 AM
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Cloud free night was the bomb until a recent change has happened and Access data is no longer available...

As such, you can consider several other models and attempt to work it out from there.
Theses include.... (bookmarked for my sky in Melbourne)

https://www.cloudfreenight.com/
https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather...-37.82N144.97E
http://m.yr.no/place/Australia/Victo...urne/long.html
https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/me.../26216?hour=29
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Old 22-10-2020, 11:49 AM
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It is still quite accurate for my area so far.
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Old 22-10-2020, 12:28 PM
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Cloud Free Night may have lost the ACCESS model data, but now displays the official Bureau seven-day forecasts, and links to forecasts from OzForecast, Yr, meteoblue and Clear Outside for all the meteogram locations
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Old 22-10-2020, 02:23 PM
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So, does anyone have an alternative that provides a more accurate forecast of clouds and weather?

Rene
Hi Rene I use a combination of Oz forecast and fish ranger for cloud coverage, the BoM real time satellite map and the BoM weather and wave forecast for seeing.

Between all you get a fair idea.
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Old 22-10-2020, 02:53 PM
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Astronomical Seeing on meteoblue.com combined with www.yr.no is probably the best thing.
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Old 23-10-2020, 05:28 AM
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Cloud free night is still 90% accurate as far as forecasting is concerned even though they lost the access data plus you still get the satellite, radar and weather charts
Your never going to get any higher than 90% , if you do it’s just “lucky forecasting” anyway
Weather is an ever changing phenomena
Cloud free night for me
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Old 23-10-2020, 07:27 AM
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The BOM real time satellite viewer is a great (almost) real time resource as it shows exactly what the cloud cover is up to. You can zoom in and overlay the names of cities so can get a good idea of impending cloud cover, or clearing events, quite easily for your location. Used in tandem with the forecast maps it is very useful.
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Old 23-10-2020, 10:43 AM
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I use Clear Outside for long term planning (are there any days when it is worth considering in the next 7 days), then Cloud Free Night for shorter term stuff. It's weather after all, difficult to predict .
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Old 23-10-2020, 04:00 PM
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I also check this for live views of the jetstream and wind at different altitudes. Click on earth for more options, and click on the arrow for it to access your location. You can look at particular times predicted as well. Lots of other info there too if you know how to digest it.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...45.276,-37.677

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Old 28-10-2020, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try some of them.

I did find an excellent site called www.windy.com

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Old 28-10-2020, 10:56 AM
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I made the mistake yesterday to check the weather at work and it showed clear all night.
So I set up, had dinner, picked up my daughter from the pool and packed up again.
The location I checked was in the Wheatbelt, not Perth. :-)
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Old 28-10-2020, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try some of them.

I did find an excellent site called www.windy.com

Rene
That's pretty neat! Bookmarked.
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