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Contradictory forecasts - which to believe?

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EdnaKrabappel Mon 22-Aug-11 18:36:32

BBC says it will be pouring here (North Norfolk) tomorrow. MetCheck says just cloudy. Need to plan the day with some degree of certainty - which is most accurate usually, or is there somewhere better to look please?

EdnaKrabappel Sun 28-Aug-11 07:23:19

obv the above is out of date now but am still wondering about the 2 weather services. Going away today, BBC says lovely and sunny, MetCheck says rain & sunny intervals. Gah.

Can anyone help with which one to trust please?

GloriaSmud Sun 28-Aug-11 07:26:56

I think OYBBK would say go with the metoffice/BBC. I think I remember her saying that metcheck is based solely on computer models/predictions; there's no 'human' element interpreting the data, like there is with the metoffice. (Or sumfink like that. She'll probably be along later to correct me!)

EdnaKrabappel Sun 28-Aug-11 08:55:04

hooray that's the answer I was hoping for! thank you!

peachsquash Sun 28-Aug-11 08:59:11

Gloria -what if the metoffice/BBC say different things though?

DD wants to do a car boot sale today so I'm checking forecasts and getting different results confused

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 28-Aug-11 10:07:07

met office - the bbc intepret what the met office say but the met office are the ones running some of the weather models.

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