Yr – Yr.no – has been my go to website for trek and trip weather for a while now. It describes itself as “a joint service by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation”.
I am absolutely amazed by Yr’s coverage – I’ve found dedicated forecasts for all these places on our November trek to Tsum and then on around the Manaslu Circuit:
Initial section into Tsum and back
Manaslu Circuit on from Tsum
As well as the less surprising…
and the more unexpected
It’s not just the geographical coverage that impresses, the graphics, features and functionality do too.
Now that I’ve added these locations as “My Places”, I can see a super summary forecast for the next 3 days, and click throughs to the hour by hour and long range forecasts, all on one page:
Just to underline how amazing this all is, that screenshot is the Overview weather forecast for Chumchet, West (Nepal), which I visited during my Tsum Valley Trek in April 2015.
This is Chumchet:
Here it is on Google Maps:
And for completeness, here’s what you get when you click through to some of the other data sets Yr has to offer for Chumchet:
Hour by hour weather forecast for Chumchet – includes a Meteogram:
Detailed hourly weather forecast for Chumchet – adds in pressure, humidity, dew point and cloud cover:
Long term weather forecast for Chumchet – gives you a summary and detailed forecast for the next 9-10 days:
Why look anywhere else?