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  • Location: Oswestry, Shropshire
  • Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

They sooo rarely get it right its almost laughable, and that Francis Wilson describing the weather as "spitty spotty rain"...hmm let not rely on him too much for the "Science bit" hey??

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  • Location: Morecambe
  • Location: Morecambe
They sooo rarely get it right its almost laughable, and that Francis Wilson describing the weather as "spitty spotty rain"...hmm let not rely on him too much for the "Science bit" hey??

I must agree, but its not about if they get it right or not(all the data is sent to them via the UKMO) but its there graphics are confusing and so mis-leading and the forecasters personalities i don't like either. I mean how do i know if its sunny or cloudy on that map. It makes me think that despite all the critisom the BBC forecasts are still by far the best.

About the ''science bit'' sadly he is not the only one, Tomasz on the beeb calls light showers ''sprinkles'' and in a way he is right but its not the proper name.

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

I agree the graphics are awful, but I do like Francis.

Channel 5 I believe is part of Sky and use the same style forecasts, but even Channel 5 has better graphics, and not to mention the weather girl :rolleyes:

The only thing I like on Sky is the animated wind arows, they are better than BBC's.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

Agreed, the graphics are pretty poor. The clouds look messy and it's difficult sometimes to tell whether it's going to be sunny or not. And on the multiscreen, forecasts often conflict with each other eg. Regional forecst and 24 hr forecast. The wind graphics are good though.

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Agreed, the graphics are pretty poor. The clouds look messy and it's difficult sometimes to tell whether it's going to be sunny or not. And on the multiscreen, forecasts often conflict with each other eg. Regional forecst and 24 hr forecast. The wind graphics are good though.

Yup I can never make head nor tail of it.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
Yup I can never make head nor tail of it.

Their older graphics were better- the rain was more defined and you didn't have these patchy white blobs floating about. The rain graphic also looked more realistic and also showed lightning when applicable. The snow graphic was also more defined- not these massive flakes put everywhere on a day when there is a risk of an odd sleety shower or two (they really are over keen with the snow graphic!). I understand that a new look is needed every now and again but they could have at least maintained the standard of the graphics instead of downgrading them.

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

Don't take this the wrong way Net Weather owners, but when a watch or alert is issued on this site, why is all of Scotland mentioned, yet areas such as East Anglia get a map/chart to themselves?

scotalert.gifScotland

eaalert.gifEast Anglia

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=...;type=alerthome

I'm sure the good people of Orkney and Shetland often think this about their own weather, compared to mainland Scotland.

If you've ever visited Scotland, there is a vast difference in weather, spread a cross a few hunded miles, not the entire country.

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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Weather Preferences: Anything
  • Location: Ashford, Kent

The one thing I do like is the sat pictures on the red button. I wish the BBC did that.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
Don't take this the wrong way Net Weather owners, but when a watch or alert is issued on this site, why is all of Scotland mentioned, yet areas such as East Anglia get a map/chart to themselves?

If you read the latest Watch it specifically mentions those areas of Scotland at risk?

below is the actual text for areas likely to be affected

Areas affected by the rain band will be the south west of England central and western Wales and Northern Ireland with areas east of the mentioned areas being affected later. This does include not only northern England but also some southern areas of Scotland. Parts of the Midlands and the south east along with East Anglia may escape the worst from this weather system.

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  • Location: Portlethen - Aberdeenshire
  • Location: Portlethen - Aberdeenshire
If you read the latest Watch it specifically mentions those areas of Scotland at risk?

below is the actual text for areas likely to be affected

Areas affected by the rain band will be the south west of England central and western Wales and Northern Ireland with areas east of the mentioned areas being affected later. This does include not only northern England but also some southern areas of Scotland. Parts of the Midlands and the south east along with East Anglia may escape the worst from this weather system.

Its still misleading, Scotland is 2/3 the size of England with also a north, south, east and west and the weather is totally different on all sides of the country. Quite often you hear about northern scotland in the winter with its storms and western scotland with its rain and eastern scotland with its sunshine. It would be good if it could atleast be split ih half...maybe north and south.

Please....

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

if anyone in Scotland is unhappy about this then please pm Paul as the site owner.

The forecasters did debate, at some length, splitting it into regions. Some are in favour of more, including for England and Wales, some favour less. Its a tricky one to set out really.

Remember we only have a very limited cover of forecasters, unlike say the Met Office!

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  • Location: Tiree
  • Location: Tiree

I can also see what both of you are saying and agree with you both here's my idea

how about is Scotland was spilt into northern and southern Scotland that way their is only one more extra area to cover.

with highlands, western isles, Shetlands, Orkney, mory and aberdeenshire been in the northen section and

everything south being another section.

its just and an idea

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

A new alerts system is planned when we revamp the homepage, we've been asking for comments/ideas on this all week!

http://www.netweather.tv/forum/index.php?a...;showentry=3458

The new system is very likely to have more regions with a new map for showing these, with the homepage itself also giving more regional detail.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

there you are boys and girls - Santa Claus does exist.

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  • Location: Morecambe
  • Location: Morecambe
Talking about TV weather, where is John Hammond? Haven't seen him for ages.

That what i was wondering, he has not been on for over 3 months i think(even longer), unless he has gone off the TV forecasts for a while because he is doing more training ''behind' the scenes'' or he has just left the BBC, be ashame if he has.

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert
Talking about TV weather, where is John Hammond? Haven't seen him for ages.

Pregnant? :clap:

That is the trend nowadays, isn't it? Become a weather presenter and get pregnant!

However, I doubt Mr Hammond actually is :clap:

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