- Met check weather tis pants compare your weather to what they say!
As I understand weather forecast models typically run with a variety of input permutations and produce a variety of predicted outcomes. Sometimes all the permutations produce similar outcomes and other times the output varies drastically. It would be nice if forecasts also came with some indication of the variabilty.Posted 8 years agoclarkpm4242Member
Metcheck is not really specific enough in my opinion, see the BBC weather thread…
I use this for up to 8 days
see pressure and cloud cover at the bottom
This for upto next 48 hours
use Rainfall radar, observation and then forecasts links
…and http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/10209 for animations, though are harder to use nowadays.
To get a decent forecast you have to pull all the stuff together yourself over a period of hours and days ahead. Careful use of the Met Office rainfall radar can really make the difference in not getting piss wet through, choosing a route and time of ride.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve never used Metcheck since they made claims in November, a few years ago, about expecting the worst winter ever (or best, depending on whether you like snow). It seemed that the guy who runs it, thinks he’s some sort of holy weather man, claiming he’d never been wrong on a long range forecast. All the channels picked up on it as a news item and Metcheck got loads of free advertising. Not suprisingly, the winter was very average with little snowfall and yours truely, with ice axes sharpened in anticipation, was mighty p*s$ed off. I’ve never forgiven them/him for it 😉 .Posted 8 years agojam boSubscriber
Banana – devon/cornwall saw the most snow we have had in about 15 years.
metcheck uses an american forecast model, BBC uses the UK met-office model. Other sites use some european forecast models.
If they all say the same thing then its a pretty good bet, when they are all different its anyones guess and your better off looking out the window.
and i think the guy that used to run metcheck got locked up recently for grooming…Posted 8 years agopostierichSubscriber
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=LD5Posted 8 years ago
Not seen any sun and its bucketing it down 15 degrees.
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