56 years of Tornado tracks!
Interesting as it show how little to the left side and most on the right side of the states. Some gaps to the NE side.
Just had a very hyper Tomasz Schazzaknickers as our weather presenter on BBC South East News Indeed, he's back in the flesh. The way he ducked and weaved all over the place you'd think he was playing dodgeball . . . . . . Kaddy Lee Preston, I'm missing you all the more.
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Aww, I miss Tomasz Schadenfreude
He'll give me the middle finger
I'm sure he'll be more than happy to show you his weathercock again. Back on topic; Regarding that 50 years of tornado tracks image - a fascinating bit of data, especially where most of those tracks run along in a prevailing-type north-east wards direction.
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So much for all the rain predicted by the metoffice for this week, very disappointing outcome.
Totally agree with your comments, completely Dry down here on the South Coast all week with NO rainfall recorded, with Plentiful sunshine (even this morning)and Warm Temperatures that have been between 23 and 27C each day. The forecasts suggested a poor week after Monday, just goes to show all those people that worry about the LRF in the Summer and winter months, should realise the "experts" cant get it right over 1-2 days let alone predicting 5-30 days in advance! So although we all find it interesting to watch these potential trends, we should not get stressed out if it goes horribly wrong like it has this week
In my opinion the Met office seem to be more concerned about the choice of words that empasis a probability (such as likely, isolated, mainly, mostly etc) to cover their arses, rather than worrying about the forecast, which seems (another word) to have been more accurate 20 years ago than, perhaps too much reliance is now put on data!
I Guess Buisness, industry and tourists chiefs are very reliant on these forecasts and most feel dissapointment when they get it wrong.
Anyway have a good day whatever the weather
More disappointing when they kept talking about rain showers during the warm/hot spell we had. There was some isolated ones but really they should had been discussing more about high temps like they got in Scotland. In the old days the BBC used to display max highest temps regularly during the heatwave and discussed a lot about it.
I've been in the Midlands since Tuesday and it ain't been very good here. A wet day yesterday and raining again this morning. Shows how a few miles can make all the difference.
... just goes to show all those people that worry about the LRF in the Summer and winter months, should realise the "experts" cant get it right over 1-2 days let alone predicting 5-30 days in advance! ...
Shocking isn't it.
Given how "they" told us for years that the weather was simple and easily predictable and could be easily and simply predicted. Starightforward "they" said. I heard "them". Or my friend did. And guess what! It turns out that it is complex, variable and prone to sudden shifts from expected patterns. Why were we not told!!! Let me tell you. You could plan a pretty picnic. But you can't predict the weather, Ms. Jackson.
And "their" insistence on language based on probability! Where are the certainties of the past! Why in the past you can tell who won every football match! But it seems it is impossible for people to predict the future scores with extreme accuracy. It's "them" again. I'm sure of it. The same with the weather.
Totally agree with you, PFCSCOTTY. What a really lovely week it's been down here on the South coast. I'm a little further east than you on the Hants/West Sussex border but it really has been very nice this week. I tend to judge the weather in terms of conditions for golf and this week has been just about perfect with the warmth and little breeze and sunshine at times.
We do need a little rain again now though and it looks like we're going to get it !
Apparently *****thinks that he didn't predict the coldest May in 100 years
Hold on while I move that goalpost
BBC weather; wet though dryer and brighter in the north and far south though the weekend and into Monday.
Only 9ºC in Birmingham on Sunday with heavy rain according to the Met Office forecast.
LOL He definitely cheating.
Well yet another forecast gone tits up down here already, the "heavy rain" predicted for SUNDAY has passed through already giving the grand total of 0.02 inches a day early! Forecast now mainly dry for sunday. I bet those people that rely on accuracy for planning and business are far from impressed.
The Met Office forecast for Leeds has gone from one hour of heavy rain with mazes of 11C to heavy rain from 1am to 7pm with 9c maxes.
i would not write off the rainfall in the far south just yet . it is a developing situation. heavy storms crossing the channel now