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BBC Weather Sucks...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hamzter, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. Hamzter

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    It's usually pretty poor accuracy anyway, but I think they might be off a little with the weather here in Halifax, it claims the weather is going to be 290 degrees C!! Think I might stay inside....

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    In the past 2 weeks it's also claimed there was going to be snow in Birmingham (while being 24 degrees), and a hurricane local to Belfast. Is the world coming to an end or are the BBC just numpties?
     
    Last edited: 10 Jul 2006
  2. Van Hellseek

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    i used to use weather.co.uk for a while, until i realised they were hardly ever even nearly right. :/

    lets face it, nobody can predict the weather, even in this day and age.
     
  3. wolvotim

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    I use my patented weather string. I hang it out of my bedroom window.

    If the string is wet it’s raining. If the string is dry its sunny. If the string is frozen its cold. I find it works better than watching the weather forecast:D:D
     
  4. benjo

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    290c tomorrow. run for the hills :D
     
  5. Van Hellseek

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    looking out the window tends to work best for me.
     
  6. benjo

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    i cant see through curtains
     
  7. Van Hellseek

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    n00b.
     
  8. Berserker

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    Based on US weather models, designed for US weather, and disastrously bad at dealing with the UK. Accuweather do a better job, but still not great.

    The one that always gets me with the BBC is that if you look at the homepage weather, then look at the 5-day forecast, then at the UK weather, they often say different things. E.g., I've seen the homepage predict rain and the 5-day predict sunshine. Given that all the data is supposed to come from the same place, you'd have thought they could get that right.

    Still, there aren't that many good free services around, so I guess they'll have to do.
     
  9. Van Hellseek

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    ah that explains it then. only reason i used them was because i was with btopenworld and they use it on your default homepage.

    but yeah, complete carp.


    edit: although not quite as bad as predicting 290 degrees though!
     
  10. basmic

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  11. cheets64

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    they are all rubbish, BBC is not too bad but Yahoo weather is just dire.
     
  12. Mr.Orb

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    290c :eek:
     
  13. dymetrie

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    it's still cooler than the london underground :rolleyes:
     
  14. Efour

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    thats about gas mark 13 :O

    Drink plenty of fluids.
     
  15. Spuderoony

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    Firefox + Forecast fox plug-in, to be honest :)
     
  16. Van Hellseek

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    and don't forget sun block factor 9000.
     
  17. benjo

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    Cement? :D
     
  18. TheMagicPirate

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    The BBC suck at weather, they change it about every 2 hours.

    Its often wrong even on the day(!)
     
  19. Heliospherez

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    I use windfinder ( for surfing ) - The barometric pressures are exactly the same as my own weather station, and the temps are always spot on.

    Its always different from the BBC predictions too, which are usually wrong for my town too.
     
  20. Heliospherez

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    I use windfinder ( for surfing ) - The barometric pressures are exactly the same as my own weather station, and the temps are always spot on.

    here

    Its always different from the BBC predictions too, which are usually wrong for my town too.