Monday, October 23, 2023

Met Office makes a splash - BBC gets a soaking

 I know you can't trust the BBC but, since they ditched the Met Office, they can't even get the weather forecast right. Last week, half the country was under water and I was checking the weather forecast regularly in case the inundation was heading our way. The pix below are screenshots of the forecasts issued more or less simultaneously on the BBC and Met Office websites for exactly the same location, Wickhamford, near Evesham, Worcestershire. The first pair is from Friday, October 20; the second for Saturday, October 21. Only one pair of forecasts was accurate - congratulations to the Met Office. Shame on the BBC.

Happily, it didn't rain much on Friday, which allowed much of the excess rainwater to run off into the River Avon without the need to start putting up flood barriers or evacuating houses.

The same can be said for the following day: