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Weather forecast maps by GFS

The weather maps on this page are created and owned by You can use them on other websites or on publications always quoting as a reference. It is forbidden to modify the maps.
To see instead the GFS ANALYSIS MAP ARCHIVE from 2013 to today click here.

Notes on GFS forecast maps

The Global Forecast System (GFS) is a National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) weather forecast model that generates data for dozens of atmospheric and land-soil variables, including temperatures, winds, precipitation, soil moisture, and atmospheric ozone concentration. The system couples four separate models (atmosphere, ocean model, land/soil model, and sea ice) that work together to accurately depict weather conditions.
GFS is a global model with a base horizontal resolution of 0.25° (28 kilometers) between grid points. The GFS is run 4 times a day, the temporal resolution covers analysis and forecasts out to 16 days.

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Geopotential Temperature Rain and Umidity Winds More
Geop.+Temp. 500 hPa2 m TemperatureRain & Snow + 0 C Level10 m WindCloud Cover
Geop. + Temp. 500 hPa (GIF)Minimum Temperature1 Day Total Precipitation500 hPa WindCAPE & Lifted Index
Geop.+Temp. 850 hPaMaximum TemperaturePrecipitable Water200 hPa Jet StreamCIN
Geop. + Temp. 850 hPa (GIF)2 m Temp. trendRH + Vertical Vel. 850 hPa300 hPa Jet Stream500 hPa Forecast Stability
Geop.+Temp. 925 hPa850 hPa Temp. trendRH + Vel. Verticale 700 hPa   850 hPa Forecast Stability
500 hPa Geop. + Temp. trend850 hPa Temp. AnomaliesRH + Vel. Verticale 500 hPa   Last 4 GFS run comparison
  500 hPa Temp. Anomalies      
  2 m Temp. Anomalies      
  Daily 2 m Average Temp.      
  Daily 2 m Temp. Anomalies      
  Daily 850 hPa Average Temp.      
  Daily 850 hPa Temp. Anomalies      

GFS Southern Italy: Cloud cover [%]

These maps show the total cloud cover (in %) with a gray scale. White corresponds to a clear sky, while black to a total coverage.

On the top left is shown the UTC initialization time. UTC time is indicated with Z letter (Zulu Time). On the top right is shown the UTC forecast time.
The maps at 00Z, 06Z, 12Z and 18Z are updated respectively starting from 04.30 AM, 10:30 AM, 4:30 PM, 10.30 PM (CEST TIime).
Forecast model: Global Forecast System (GFS) with 0.25°x0.25° (lat x lon) spatial resolution.

NOTE: in central European countries, when solar time is in effect, the CET time is used, which is equal to UTC +1 hour, while when daylight saving time is in effect, the CEST time is used, which is equal to UTC +2 hours. Right now it is 7:39 UTC.


weather map GFS Cloud cover [%]

See the GFS analysis maps archive from 2013 to today

To see the GFS ANALYSIS MAP ARCHIVE from 2013 to today click here.

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