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  • Location: Near Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Location: Near Matlock, Derbyshire

    Looks like some changes - the Met Office forecasts are now carrying forecasts for National Parks within regional forecasts.

    i.e. East Anglia now has a forecast for the Norfolk Broads

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ee/...st_weather.html

    Southeast England has forecasts for the New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park, etc.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/...st_weather.html

    They are also now introducing "clearer mountain forecasts":

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pres...pr20090330.html

    As can be seen here:

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mount...fety/index.html

    All jolly good stuff. :lol:

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    Yes, the Met Office have been overhauling the website quite a bit recently, and in my view most of the changes have been positive- these ones being no exception.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    A welcome addition to the Met' Office forecasts. As far as the forecasts on local radio or regional t.v are concernced there seems to be little idea as to how the weather changes with altitude, even at realtively modest elevations.

    Many times I've heard forecasts for the local area mention 'rain with perhaps a bit of sleetiness over the Peak District' when it's already snowing here and white over, and similarly 'a windy day today, those winds gusting to 40 mph over the Peak District' when the mean speed is already around 40 mph with gusts to 60mph or more.

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