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  • Location: Chessington, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Hot and Sunny but not opressive
  • Location: Chessington, Surrey
    2 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

    New graphics going national tomorrow going by that hint from Tom S

    Ah that’s what it was , I thought he was going to forecast blizzards country wide tomorrow. 

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    And here's a thought, if Metra were to win it, maybe we could end up with Dan Corbett back on our screens! 

    I'll just leave this here...

    Revealed new BBC weather service

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
    1 hour ago, Summer Sun said:

    New TV graphics on BBC regionals from tomorrow

    Will be it be an extra shade of brown? 

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    8 hours ago, Summer Sun said:

     

    Not looking good as the link doesn't work 

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    1 minute ago, Jo Farrow said:

    Not looking good as the link doesn't work 

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    Try this not sure why the one in the tweet has stopped working it was fine just after midnight

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/bbc-weather?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate

    1st broadcast of the new Graphics will be around 13:27 on BBC 1 with Sarah Keith-Lucas

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (2 metres a.s.l.)

    The real scale map of Britain should please the Scots. for one thing.
     Looking forward to the first proper look at it all at lunchtime then.

    Cheers.
    B.  :)

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Might just be the way the image has been uploaded but the scaling doesn't seem quite right on that map. 

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  • Location: Morecambe
  • Location: Morecambe

    Can't say I'm too keen on the graphics if truth to be told, trying to tell the difference between sunshine and cloud is far less clear cut for one. I be interested too see what the graphics show for normal convective cloud.

    As Nick also says, the scale of the map looks a bit wrong with he spine of the country looking quite skinny compared to the old graphics.

    The pressure chart maps look fine too me though, quite clear cut really. 

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    22 minutes ago, Geordiesnow said:

    Can't say I'm too keen on the graphics if truth to be told, trying to tell the difference between sunshine and cloud is far less clear cut for one. I be interested too see what the graphics show for normal convective cloud.

    As Nick also says, the scale of the map looks a bit wrong with he spine of the country looking quite skinny compared to the old graphics.

    The pressure chart maps look fine too me though, quite clear cut really. 

    I'll wait until I see it on TV to judge it properly, it may have gone a bit weird with it being uploaded to Twitter.

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  • Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
  • Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

    Got to say, I prefer the older graphics from before. Much clearer detail on the Precipitation than the new one. 

    One major issue I think they need to address is the place names. The added blue border completely covers certain areas in the national view. Take a look at Plymouth for example, you clearly can't see the IOW!

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    5 minutes ago, Dean E said:

    Got to say, I prefer the older graphics from before. Much clearer detail on the Precipitation than the new one. 

    One major issue I think they need to address is the place names. The added blue border completely covers certain areas in the national view. Take a look at Plymouth for example, you clearly can't see the IOW!

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    Difficult to tell the difference between cloud and clear skies over land, or is it just me?

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  • Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
  • Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
    9 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Difficult to tell the difference between cloud and clear skies over land, or is it just me?

    I was wondering this too, it's certainly much harder to tell than before.

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    8 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Difficult to tell the difference between cloud and clear skies over land, or is it just me?

    Not you Nick it isn't so clear at the zoomed out level regional forecasts are slightly easier as they are obviously zoomed in more

    I would hope they'll listen to feedback now the new map has gone live and they'll make some tweaks to it

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    It also needs to be zoomed in, we don't need to see Sweden! Like you say Gavin, hopefully they'll take feedback on board.

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  • Location: Derry, NW Ireland, 20 to 30m ASL
  • Location: Derry, NW Ireland, 20 to 30m ASL

    The map colours no longer change for the cold so like on the Met and was BBC the map would go blue depending on the cold.. nolonger anymore. Disapprove of this new change hopefully things get ironed out.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Just watching it on BBC News, I stand by all comments I made. Needs some tweaks.

    Scotland looks like it's been inflated.

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Not a fan of heatstroke.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
    1 minute ago, Nick L said:

     

    Scotland looks like it's been inflated.

    Maybe they're over-compenating given the criticism the Met Office were subjected to when they last changed their system?

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    17 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

    Maybe they're over-compenating given the criticism the Met Office were subjected to when they last changed their system?

    To be fair, the initial map with the previous new system was bad. But the revised version was far more accurate. This new system just looks daft, it makes Scotland look as wide as southern Britain when it's nowhere near...

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    I'm doubting myself now. Am I going mad? Possibly :D

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  • Location: St Asaph, Denbighshire
  • Location: St Asaph, Denbighshire
    1 hour ago, Dean E said:

    I was wondering this too, it's certainly much harder to tell than before.

     

    Yes, and it was hard enough before. So they can be always "accurate", a bit cloudy, a bit of sun, all works....

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  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)

    Is there anywhere on the BBC site where we can leave feedback about the new weather graphics? Agree with others here that making out if it’s sunny or cloudy is very difficult unless it’s zoomed in. 

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