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    Default Reliable cloud coverage app/websites



    As the title states what are best known reliable sources for this information, I have Clear Outside on my android phone which is currently saying for the next 4 hours there will 5-10% of cloud in my area, go outside the sky is full of it.

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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    I use sat24 in visual/infrared modes to have idea what to expect in a few hours ahead. It gives satelite images almost in real time.

    At least I can see clouds from both sides ;-)
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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    National Weather Service satellite images:

    https://www.weather.gov/satellite
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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    Sorry, I forgot to give link to sat24 : https://www.sat24.com/.
    They have also app for mobiles.
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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    I found any app or site forcast past a few days is usually somewhat inaccurate. I use iOs app Xasteria which incorporates Meteoblue, NOAA and Clear Outside plus Ventusky which is fairly accurate for shorter term forcasting of cloud cover, wind, temperature, humidity..etc.
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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    I tried a few and like Clear Outside the best. However, none of the apps will be 100% accurate. Most of them will inform you on big things like storms. But if you leave in the areas where local weather changes fast, non of them will be accurate. My dark site is ~50 mls inland in the desert and I found forecast to be more accurate than for my home location one mile from the ocean coast. For Hawaii I realize it is quite pointless to rely on apps. The clouds there can move in and out in a matter of minutes.
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    Default Re: Reliable cloud coverage app/websites

    I use Clear Outside, Scope Nights, and Astropheric. Between the three, I usually can work up a decent depression.
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