Where's the snow then Met Office?
The Met Office stopped publishing it’s 3 month forecasts in 2010 because they weren’t accurate enough.
Although we can identify general patterns of weather, the science does not exist to allow an exact forecast beyond five days, or to absolutely promise a certain type of weather. As a result, ‘seasonal forecasts’ cannot be as precise as our short-term forecasts.
They still supply 3 month forecasts to govt though. For example the Met Office three-monthly outlook at the end of March 2012 stated:
The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June, and slightly favours April being the driest of the three months.
April was then the wettest since records began.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Think there has been snow in Scotland on and off since September, and a friend in Buxton has managed one cross country skiing session so far.
I’m more concerned by the headline on the Daily Star yesterday that said that the Phillippines typhoon was coming to “batter Britain”Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Isn’t this all part of the conspiracy to force us to buy ‘winter tyres’ which STWers have proved conclusively are of no benefit whatsoever? I don’t think it’s beyond the realm of possibility that the weather forecasters and corrupt journalists are in the pay of the BIG RUBBER CORPORATIONS who effectively control the world.
I’m the last person to embrace conspiracy theories – the thing about the Lizards is well proven and there’s an excellent fly on the wall TV documentary proving it pretty conclusively, V it’s called – but isn’t it just a little convenient that there are constant forecasts of extreme conditions?
No smoke without fire.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve found the prediction that it’s being hot, wet then cold in quarterly cycles becoming more accurate.
I watched Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs the other day and am wondering if that Indian Rocket launch has something to so with a weather based conspiracy. It’s certainly suspicious that since that other satellite crashed to earth earlier in the week it’s suddenly frosty everywhere.Posted 4 years agoandy8442Member
Well Daily Express, we will be watching!Posted 4 years agoDales_riderMember
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Well Daily Express, we will be watching!Posted 4 years ago
A real news worthy article that, this was particularly useful:-
Rain in Cornwall where blocked drains caused flooding on the Helston to Porthleven road.
Without that essential piece of information my day would have been b0110x3djam boSubscriberjohn_drummerMember
I was in the shops earlier & today’s Express had an equally alarmist snow headline. up to 6 inches of snow by Thursday! allegedly.
checked the BBC weather page, there may be a “light snow shower” on Tuesday morning (West Yorkshire) but that’s as far ahead as they’re prepared to say. Given that they get this info from the Met Office, I’m more inclined to believe this than the annual chicken lickin panic from the Express.Posted 4 years agowoody21Subscriber
The BBC now reckon the snow will arrive on the 20th
The Norwegians now reckon there will be rainPosted 4 years ago
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