Arches and Archives: These are 2 new enhancements to our public website. Hourly overview with a temperature arching curve, so you can immediately see the daily amplitude, reinforced by colours and improved weather icons. In addition, the webcams now have a unique archive and new functions. Check out our latest improvements!
Weather anomaly: Unusually very warm weather for the season
By comparing today's temperatures to 40 years of historic data we can see whether today's forecast is unusually warm (red areas) or cold (blue areas). Coloured dots show observed actual temperatures from professional and private weather stations.
Meteogram - 5 days - Otaru
Our 5-day meteogram for Otaru offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
- Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
- Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
- Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.
You can embed this meteogram into your own website with the following HTML code. In doing so, you agree to our non-commercial use conditions.
Current satellite images for Otaru, Japan
The location marker is placed on Otaru. [More]
The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.
Radar and precipitation nowcast for Otaru
The location marker is placed on Otaru. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last hour, as well as a 1h forecast. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.