Weather - BBC vs Met

Zerkalo

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I woke up this morning and fancied going fishing at the park after I get my haircut with liquidised bread and pellets and wafters. Asked Alexa, "What's the weather today?". She replied, "Thunderstorms". So I went online and checked both the BBC and Met websites and they both say different things.

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BBC

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Which one to believe? Or do any Brain Boxes out there have a different site they use?

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I woke up this morning and fancied going fishing at the park after I get my haircut with liquidised bread and pellets and wafters. Asked Alexa, "What's the weather today?". She replied, "Thunderstorms". So I went online and checked both the BBC and Met websites and they both say different things.

Met
Screenshot 2022-05-24 at 09.02.41.png


BBC

Screenshot 2022-05-24 at 09.03.07.png


Which one to believe? Or do any Brain Boxes out there have a different site they use?

Cheers
Weather predictions are just that unless something blatant is going on.
BBC tend to hedge bet and lean towards caution.
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The problem with the BBC weather is that when they asked for tenders to supply the info they went for the cheapest option. You get what you pay for.

I have had times when I have compared the current BBC forecast with what was happening outside my window and the two were 180 degrees different.

What I love about the BBC is that in the fortnight ahead they go through every possible forecast so they can say that they got it right at some point.

And, "hurricane? Of course not." We all remember what happened that night.
 

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I think I'm going to go about 2 or 3pm and if it's going to rain, the worst of it should be out of the way by then, and I should get the peg I want. Either the bench peg where you can cast to the deepest part of the lake (4' instead of 3'). Or the fallen tree peg to the left of the stack that I'm told holds a lot of fish. If recent form, 4 or 5 blanks or near blanks in a row, is anything to go by it won't matter.
 

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Since the BBC changed their weather forecast supplier from the Met Office, I've found the forecasts to be less accurate and (generally) quite negative, with much more rain forecast than we actually receive.

This makes planning activities quite difficult and I've lost count of the times that I've not watered the garden because rain was forecast, only for it to remain dry.

Going forward I'm looking for a better approach. In the short term the live rain maps are quite good


But for a 5-day look ahead, I'm open to suggestions.
 

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I think I'm going to go about 2 or 3pm and if it's going to rain, the worst of it should be out of the way by then, and I should get the peg I want. Either the bench peg where you can cast to the deepest part of the lake (4' instead of 3'). Or the fallen tree peg to the left of the stack that I'm told holds a lot of fish. If recent form, 4 or 5 blanks or near blanks in a row, is anything to go by it won't matter.
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MetCheck.com used to be so bang on, we used to use it to help with decisions on batting or bowling at our cricket club and many times it was spot on.
 

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BBC has it right out of all of them so far, a beautiful day so I'm going fishing now. As long as Alexa which still reckons thunderstorms isn't right I should be good to go.
 

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Alexa uses accuweather for weather data. Looking at what they currently say for the location in your screenshots they are forecasting thunderstorms between 2 & 3 and 6 & 7 today.

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Always find this fairly accurate

 

Zerkalo

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Cheers for suggestions of other sites. BBC had it right today though. It was a fine day and didn't even threaten to rain.
 

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I drove down the M6 yesterday afternoon and it absolutely hammered down Around 16:00 between Stafford and Birmingham so it must have just missed you
 

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People have said to me on this park lake, "It's all in the laps of the gods" before.
 
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