Apologies if this subject has raised and had it's head cut off in other discussions but I couldn't find a thread that dealt with the disparity between Met office and BBC forecasts. I'm at a loss as to know which to believe since the BBC dis associated itself from the meto. Oh and those percentages (%) for rainfall, toss a coin at 50 % chance for the past hour... sounds like covering ones backside to me.
Presently I'm using Sat24 for live images, rain today or Netweather and some apps. All well and good for NOW but the next three days forecast seem to have become very different and confusing.
This one is great if you want to build an arc: http://mp1.met.psu.edu/~fxg1/SAT_NHEM/animweur.html
Navigating within this page is desperate:
and a crazy alternative to what was presented previously on national TV and tinternet and then there's Meteociel.fr for fun !!
Our national forecast on mainstream media has gone 'breasts pointing upwards' IMHO (in my humble opinion)
By Jo Farrow
I've just written a blog hopefully explaining more about how the Met Office create their weather warnings and how the 3 levels now include likelihood of severe weather and the possible impacts.
Did you know this about the impacts?
Is this the right way to go for the public?
With this explanation do you feel the warnings are now more helpful to you?
The Matrix is now a key part of the warning, but is there anyway to show high impact, lower likelihood
or medium likelihood of low impact event from just the 3 colours?
I have recently installed a Davis Vantage Pro2 in the harbour here in Lyme Regis. It has mostly worked very well but twice now the rain gauge has suddenly gone wild and I have been trying to find out what could be causing it. The symtoms are that suddenly the rainfall starts incrementing constantly (see chart below) at about 7"/hr. The weather station connects to the Vantage Pro console via a wireless link. The chart is actually from Weather Display live but I have checked back at the console and confirmed the same rainfall has been recorded there. After a while it suddenly goes back to normal. I will be taking a look at the rain bucket in the next few days but it's not easy to get at (mounted on the harbour master's office roof).
So I wondered if anyone else had ever experienced this before or had any ideas what I should look out for.
Of course when it goes wrong all the cumulative yearly, monthly, daily figures become skewed and it is a real pain getting them all corrected.
The weather station can be viewd at www.lymeregis.org/webcams/live-weather-station/ (there is a non-flash version for iPad etc.).
Oh dear, the weather forecasts are not straight forward enough!
Do you have any examples of over use of wordy descriptions in forecasts? Does the Met Office accurately describe the weather outlook in understandable language?
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