Jo Farrow

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About Jo Farrow

  • Birthday October 27

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    East Lothian
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    Forecasting, Girlguiding, cycling, tennis, nature, baking,
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    Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie

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  1. It's going to be warm and sunny this weekend, hot and humid for some. BBQ, ice cream, a forest walk or camping - get out there! Read more here
  2. It may look like a beautiful summer's day but will a healthy stroll outside really be doing us any good as air pollution levels increase. #NationalCleanAirDay looks at ways to Reduce, discuss and Avoid the problems. Read more here
  3. We have DRAMATIC heat headlines once more, with Fahrenheit for hype and claims of months of Scorchio weather. It is going to be hot at the weekend, after a brief, very warm and humid spell midweek but remember it is June and it is summer. Read more here
  4. One of the hardest things to convey is showers (and so thunderstorms) . A new way to show the risk of getting wet/lightning but also the hot and miss nature of someone getting drenched and 1 mile down the road it's still sunny, or heavy rain one minute, dry the next. Lots of people comment how weird the weather is on a showery day, and "we didn't get any rain or a thunderstorm" when showers are forecast. How to show that part of the forecast better?
  5. Royal Met Soc are seeking ideas from the public about what you might like to see our weather forecasts look like in ten years’ time. the link wiht all the details is at the end of this post, needed by 8th Sept. But any prelim discussion? What do you want more of on TV/Radio, from an app, on social media. Specific forecasts for your sport/events. Just Today or 2 weeks ahead? 1.What the forecast should contain. 2. How the forecast could be presented and delivered. For example: The kind of timescales over which you want your weather forecasts: do you want/need longer term outlooks or increased precision and detail about the day ahead? Which parts of the weather you want/need information about: does this just cover traditional weather variables like temperature, wind and rain or should it include the impacts of weather on our environment, health and well-being? How uncertainty is presented: do you want to see the full range of possibilities that our weather forecasts predict or do you want forecasters to tell you only about the most likely outcome? What would help you understand the forecast better? How the weather is put into context: should forecasts show how conditions differ to a typical day or season, should they include updates on how conditions have evolved during the past month or two and should they try to discuss climate and how this is changing? How weather forecasts are provided and delivered: which devices do they need to be on? How do we deal with the problem of multiple, possibly conflicting forecasts from different sources, delivered by different technologies? How targeted should our forecasts be: should targeted information be provided about how weather will affect you today or do you need a wider perspective about what is happening elsewhere and why? What else would you like to see on the weather forecast? What new and innovative things would you like to see included?’s-weather-forecasts
  6. It's looking hot for Sat 17th and dry for this year's Trooping the Colour Read more here
  7. The more cheery election trend for social media. Dogs outside Polling Stations, often in the rain Read more here
  8. If you do have some leeway with what time of day you can vote, then it will be worth keeping an eye on the Rain Radar. Heavy showers come and go. Read more here
  9. If you do have some leeway with what time of day you can vote, then it will be worth keeping an eye on the Rain Radar. Heavy showers come and go. Read more here
  10. SEPA have more flood warnings out for eastern Scotland. There is also a new tool for the public to add local flooding details. REPORT-A-FLOOD
  11. Will seem more like autumn to start the new week. Rainy days and blustery winds, not just the off/on showers of the weekend. Read more here
  12. The revered annual forecast is up and running featuring J10 click either FORUM thread or Intro BLOG
  13. Bit of behind the scenes info from J10 , a link from the Netweather front page;storyid=8194;sess=
  14. Running for a decade now, the Netweather forum Glastonbury forecast from J10 has started and will keep you updated through June. Comment "Looking forward to your excellent updates" Read more here
  15. If people going to Glastonbury get any/or have any good weather photos, do share them please, we can use them in the weather blogs. wellies, puddles, rivers through tents, sunshine, crowds, flags, sunset, tents, stalls, the stage. Not close ups of individual people but just scenes with a weather tinge. That would be great. EMAIL [email protected] with Glasto Photo JO as subject ta