Met Office continues ‘nowcasting’ – gets weather spot on

Truly the Met Office is a world class meteorology department.  Their ability to get the weather forecast just right is uncanny – provided you only want an accurate forecast a few hours ahead of the weather conditions.

Last night this was the weather forecast for London (note the snow flakes)…

This morning this is the forecast for London…

The delightful part of all this is that when challenged about the accuracy of the forecast the Met Office will say they got it right and point to the latest forecast – even though just 12 hours earlier the forecast was somewhat different.  What value for money.  They really are earning those bonuses down in Exeter.

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4 Responses to “Met Office continues ‘nowcasting’ – gets weather spot on”


  1. 1 PMT 14/01/2013 at 12:23 pm

    They can also be seen on their best form if you look at “further ahead” in their local forcast. For here in Salisbury (Boscombe Down Airport) next Monday will be cloudy with a max daytime temp of between -2 to +9ºC, and a min nightime of -9 to + 6ºC. A barn door comes to mind. Paul

  2. 2 steve 14/01/2013 at 12:57 pm

    As often as not, when looking at the Met Office website for my locality, and looking out my bedroom window, I see two different things; so I wouldn’t raise a cheer just yet for even their now-casting.

  3. 3 cjw1954 14/01/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Weather report from Ealing – It’s snowing and has been all day! Forecast on BBC this morning said “flurries” dying out.

    I too am fed up of the forecast merely reflecting what’s happening outside – we can all do that.

  4. 4 ADie Dee 14/01/2013 at 2:43 pm

    We gave up on taking anything from the Met Office weather report, even the most up to date i.e. now one is always wrong. (We go out a lot on Sundays, and the wife likes to know if it will rain at home so she can leave the washing out and is it dry where we are going). Usually the Met office has it the wrong way around!


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