Just who are the headlines for?

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Sep 13, 2019, 6:31:35 AM9/13/19
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Just who are the headlines in TV weather forecasts for? 

It's quite obvious that this morning's headlines for this weekend are not intended for anyone living outside England and Wales.

I know it must be difficult to dream up a short headline to cover a couple of days in the UK, but wouldn't Changeable and windy in the north - fine and warm further south be a little more accurate even if it does take 11 rather than 5 words?

As you can probably tell that even after being north of the border for a full 12 months the parochialism of the national weather forecasts still irks.


Jack Harrison

Sep 13, 2019, 9:32:57 AM9/13/19
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I’m just back from six days in Orkney.  The Northern Isles are ignored almost completely.  I had to resort to looking at the sky to make a forecast!!!  In general, I was pretty accurate.

More later with some typical Orkney autumn weather pictures but only just back home so a lot of catching up to do first.


Julian Mayes

Sep 13, 2019, 10:33:45 AM9/13/19
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I shall look forward to seeing your Orkney photos, Jack, as I'll be working there in about 3 weeks time. I have only one 'tourist' day however but I intend making the most of it - whatever the weather!


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