Accurate Weather forecasting for West Tokyo

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Pretty much what it says..... I need an accurate site that can proved weather forecasts for Western Tokyo (Areas like Tomin no Mori, Wada etc) so that I can inform riders if a scheduled ride will be canceled due to poor weather and to meet at a different location for indoor training.

As many of you know I am running an amateur team for 2012 and I plan during the rainy season or times of year like now to either hold spinning sessions or indoor training for riders.
 

jdd

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Could be wrong, but I thought this was the grand-daddy wx site, and that other sites were just cloaking it or using add-ons to make it look like their own:

http://www.jma.go.jp/jp/radnowc/

...and various links on the right. Click on your part of the country for a closer view.

At least locally, the radar occasionally misses one way or the other--false positives (rain) for certain types of cloud cover when it not really raining, and then also when the activity is really low.
 

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Jdd,

Weather news actually trains all the weather reporters on Japan TV. Used to meet a steady flow of TV celebs in the lift durring the week. Not sure where they get the data from though.
 

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Yes, I was thinking jma for the data. Whether you want to read/interpret that yourself or have a wx team in between is another can of worms.