Weather forecasting


#1

It should be better IMO.

Some of you who have been following my recent bagless policy might possibly have been predicting a point where the weather tripped me up. This point came last night where I was having to hold an umbrella in one hand and my kindle AND a pot of cotton buds in the other and to top it off my gf rang me at that exact moment as well leading to an awful lot of nonsense.

I vowed to ensure I’d check the forecast in the morning and ensure I bring a bag if any rain is due.

Fast forward to today and this morning’s forecast on my BBC Weather App said no rain, now look:

Didn’t even bring the umbrella let alone a bag, I’m fucked and it’s all technology’s fault.


#2

You’ve only got yourself to blame you bag-less madman. Where do you think we are, Ibiza?!


#3

I’m mates with a weather lawyer - would you like me to put you two in touch?


#4

I don’t only have myself to blame Jeremy, that’s what this thread is about. Blaming the poor general state of forecasting in this country.


#5

I’d very much like you to tell me what the hell a weather lawyer is


#6

mate - don’t use BBC weather. It’s bollocks.

Use Metoffice - far more reliable (obv not foolproof though)


#7

#8

They should just stop doing any forecasting any further than about 20 minutes into the future. Beyond that there are so many variables that it’s completely impossible.

I have not studied meteorology, but I believe my views on this to be accurate.


#9

50% chance of rain. Might do, might not.


#10

This is a good tip, thank you. (Although why the fuck isn’t it foolproof? It’s 2017 ffs)


#11

This gif seems quite apt right now:


#12

The sheer panic.

I’ll watch this for the rest of the day.


#13

Styling it out into the most terrifed chin scratch.


#14

A lawyer for the weather - dunno what else you need here


#15

Wait a minute, those yellow and red bits must mean hot and sunny right?

Maybe I panicked too soon!


#16

Oh Ant…


#17

I was checking weather.com and bbc, then taking the most pessimistic forecast but now I just stick with weather.com. I think though I might go to the met office because weather.com feels a bit internet in the year 2000 to me.


#18

We live in Brexitland, mate. It could rain at any time. Surely you know that by now???


#19

Leave it niki, it’s Antpocalypsenow Town.


#20

I am not going to sit and take this criticism for being the kind of wide-eyed optimist that this country needs more of