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Tag Archives: Forecasts
Place your bets…
This news just in… After harsh criticism of its seasonal forecasts, and faced with further government cutbacks, the Met Office has developed an inexpensive new forecasting method.
Posted in Humour Tagged Dame Julia Slingo, Forecasts, Met Office 25 Comments
A year without a summer?
According to Météo France, 2013 could be one of the coldest and wettest summers for some time. After a long, cold winter, France is experiencing its coolest spring for 20 years. There was sleet at low level in Southern Belgium … Continue reading
Posted in Weather Tagged 1816, Cold, Forecasts, Meteo France, Summer 11 Comments
Met Office Accuracy II
Guest Post by Charles Duncan An update to previous analysis and also this time looking at temperature. A few days ago I posted an analysis of the Met Office’s rainfall forecasts. I realised after the event that I had used … Continue reading
Posted in Weather Tagged Accuracy, Forecasts, Met Office, rainfall, Temperature 16 Comments
‘Bet’ Office Forecasts
Guest post by Charles Duncan As Christopher Booker fittingly writes: There could be few more apt epitaphs for the year now ending than a recollection of the headlines in April that greeted a stark warning from the Environment Agency. Fuelled … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion, Weather Tagged Forecasts, Met Office, rain 11 Comments
Poor old Met Office! In the vein of “you can’t please all of the people all of the time” Britain’s forecasters are now accused of forecasting too much rain. Whether they’re overcompensating for the disastrous forecast of a ‘barbecue summer’ … Continue reading
Posted in Weather Tagged Climate alarmism, Forecasts, Met Offfice 8 Comments
British Summertime – Unreliable?
Recent overload caused a bit of a blogging hiatus. Between work and work-related travel, DIY, visitors from overseas and parties, blogging got squeezed out. Blogging is a good escape, but it doesn’t get things done. There’s a busy summer ahead, … Continue reading
Posted in Weather Tagged barbecue, Forecasts, Summer 4 Comments