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

    Phil Avery on the national forecast the other night took the cloud off as he wanted to show where the snow would be even the forecasters can see the issue between cloud and snow surely that is something they need to fix before next winter

    But hey at least the map is green right? 

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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...

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  • Location: Brighton (About 1 mile from the sea and at 89m above sea level)
  • Location: Brighton (About 1 mile from the sea and at 89m above sea level)
    2 minutes ago, mrkipling said:

    I'll just leave this here...
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    You beat me to it! Very, very weird !

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    2 hours ago, SussexmarkyMark said:

    You beat me to it! Very, very weird !

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    It's a shame that the BBC site has turned so poor. But things like this do make me laugh. 

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    National BBC forecast made it look like today would be cloudy throughout in the NE

    Local zoomed in forecast showed it would brighten up as the afternoon progressed

    The local forecast was correct

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  • Location: st albans
  • Location: st albans
    On ‎3‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 13:03, SussexmarkyMark said:

    You beat me to it! Very, very weird !

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    nuts - everyone knows there isn't any sand on brighton beach!

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  • Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cold Snowy Winters, Hot Thundery Summers
  • Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire
    On 3/22/2018 at 20:40, Summer Sun said:

    Darren Bett admitting the graphics are showing too much snow on Tuesday hardly a surprise when they show temps of 6c to 12c

    http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-03-23

    Yes it was the same this evening:

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    I think there needs to be a bit of work done on the physics? :rofl:

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Trying to work which model they are using as they keep going on about cold weather later this week. The only model showing anything was Gem model which has ditched idea now.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    23 minutes ago, The PIT said:

    Trying to work which model they are using as they keep going on about cold weather later this week. The only model showing anything was Gem model which has ditched idea now.

    Whatever they use I suspect some backtracking will take place very soon even UKMO doesn't look that cold for the majority up to Good Friday

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

    The forecasts could be spot on, but I just can't get away from the fact it looks crap.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    On 23/03/2018 at 22:49, Quicksilver1989 said:

    Yes it was the same this evening:

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    I think there needs to be a bit of work done on the physics? :rofl:

    We think they're using the EC "wintry precip" data on this, meaning it includes everything from 100% snow to a 1% snow-99% rain sleety mix. Either way, that just looks ludicrous.

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  • Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cold Snowy Winters, Hot Thundery Summers
  • Location: Wendover, Buckinghamshire
    1 hour ago, Nick L said:

    We think they're using the EC "wintry precip" data on this, meaning it includes everything from 100% snow to a 1% snow-99% rain sleety mix. Either way, that just looks ludicrous.

    Yup, at the moment I'm studying in a meteorological related field and my friends and family keep asking me 'is there another beast and snow coming?' based on these forecasts. It's crazy to think I've been able to give them more up to date forecasts then that one. The 'beast' had already disappeared from the ECM a day before. Unless the BBC know something we don't.

    No wonder people get confused. I dread to think how bad these forecasts will be when its summer and convective showers are the main source of rainfall.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    12 minutes ago, Quicksilver1989 said:

    Yup, at the moment I'm studying in a meteorological related field and my friends and family keep asking me 'is there another beast and snow coming?' based on these forecasts. It's crazy to think I've been able to give them more up to date forecasts then that one. The 'beast' had already disappeared from the ECM a day before. Unless the BBC know something we don't.

    No wonder people get confused. I dread to think how bad these forecasts will be when its summer and convective showers are the main source of rainfall.

    I feel sorry for the forecasters having to convey a message that seems to contradict what is shown behind them!

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Finally  abit of back tracking on the Beeb forecast. Still notice too much snow being shown on the graphics but at least they are beginning to ditch the cold Easter idea. About 96hrs to late but better late than never. The forecast on the Beeb I'm afraid has got to have junk status awarded to it. I dunno if the ITV forecast uses more up todate weather than it used too but that's probably the one to use these days.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    12 minutes ago, The PIT said:

    Finally  abit of back tracking on the Beeb forecast. Still notice too much snow being shown on the graphics but at least they are beginning to ditch the cold Easter idea. About 96hrs to late but better late than never. The forecast on the Beeb I'm afraid has got to have junk status awarded to it. I dunno if the ITV forecast uses more up todate weather than it used too but that's probably the one to use these days.

    ITV and C5 are produced by the Met office so I'd guess they'll be better as they'll use UKMO

    ECM has really struggled for a while now it must have taken it 6 runs to catch up with GFS and ditch the cold Easter

    Even ICON picked it up before ECM :oops:

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    I see Phil is going against the graphics regarding tonight's snowfall on the BBC forecast via there website, Top man.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    National forecast showing quite a bit of snow Phil assured us it will be above 300m

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  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: wintry
  • Location: Coniston, Cumbria 90m ASL
    12 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

    National forecast showing quite a bit of snow Phil assured us it will be above 300m

    Aye he was almost apologetic about the extent of the snow being shown I thought...

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    1 hour ago, Summer Sun said:

    National forecast showing quite a bit of snow Phil assured us it will be above 300m

    I saw that too. The presence of snow graphics over the Midlands was nonsense!

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

    Another disappointing example of the lower resolution graphics when zoomed out compared to higher resolution when zoomed in:

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    If they hadn’t decided to make the map so small then they would be able to show the high resolution graphics all of the time, as they did with the old graphics.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    On 3/28/2018 at 08:50, danm said:

    Another disappointing example of the lower resolution graphics when zoomed out compared to higher resolution when zoomed in:

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    If they hadn’t decided to make the map so small then they would be able to show the high resolution graphics all of the time, as they did with the old graphics.

    But at least Scotland is slightly bigger :doh:

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Dreadful forecast this morning heavy snow on monday temps 5C to 6C. No chance at them temperatures.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Well this is strange

    Gone on to the BBC Weather website and it auto finds my location with the postcode and I get the following

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    Typed in Darlington and I get this

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