BBC lunchtime weather forecast

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xmetman

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May 29, 2018, 7:54:41 AM5/29/18
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What's the point of a lunchtime weather forecast in which the first graphic is for 6 PM this evening?


It wasn't a taped forecast, and although Stav Danaos did mention some thunderstorms this afternoon, the first graphic was this one.



It would be a little more understandable if there wasn't much weather going on but there is...



Even more bizarrely the thunderstorms are affecting London and the Southeast and it's still completely ignored. 

I just wonder if the NWP is so out of step with the latest radar that they excluded it?



xmetman

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May 29, 2018, 8:07:26 AM5/29/18
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I made a point of watching the BBC forecast at 12.57 PM and he did the same again but this time the first graphic was 5 PM.

Perhaps it's a deliberate decision on the BBC's part in that they don't present a short term 'now' forecast for the immediate six hours.

By doing this it certainly gets them out of any synchronisation problems between the radar and the NWP, but doesn't help if you want to know whether is a good idea to get the lawn cut, or if a major flooding event is occurring as it did at the weekend.

xmetman

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May 29, 2018, 8:38:36 AM5/29/18
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At 1.30 PM he has now added a graphic of the latest weather radar, and talks about reports of flash flooding in places, which he probably reckons is worth a mention.


xmetman

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May 29, 2018, 1:37:40 PM5/29/18
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The ECMWF model was not quite right after all that...



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