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  • Location: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
  • Location: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

    Just watched the first part of a new three part documentary series on BBC 4, about the weather in this country. Pretty good, lots of archive footage,

    history, facts and figures etc. First programme was about rain, next week SNOW! It's on Monday night, BBC 4 at 9pm, have a look. :drunk:

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh

    The explanation of heterogeneous nucleation on the show was pretty damn good actually, even my mum got it and considering it took an hour for her to understand that light travels in a straight lines that’s pretty damn impressive. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
    Just watched the first part of a new three part documentary series on BBC 4, about the weather in this country. Pretty good, lots of archive footage,

    history, facts and figures etc. First programme was about rain, next week SNOW! It's on Monday night, BBC 4 at 9pm, have a look. :(

    Many thanks Loraine, thoroughly enjoyable.

    Just watched the documentary in BBCi Player. Fantastic program all about British rainfall from the history of it to how rain develops in the atmosphere. I learnt a few things! :wallbash: (When air rises it cools and the moisture condenses into tiny water droplets (Clouds) which then join together to produce rain droplets).

    Excellent documentary with footage of past flooding......very much look forward to program 2 of 3 (The Weather). Hopefully one will be about the wind and thunderstorms! :good:

    Seasons

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

    The one about rain was pretty good- it had some very interesting accounts of the Boscastle flood in particular. Also good to see many contributions by Philip Eden (and it was perhaps inevitable that he'd get his favourite point in- namely that the public have become so de-sensitised to the weather that they demand an explanation for severe weather, when often it falls well within long-term natural variability).

    One thing I will dispute is the program's assertion that rainfall has become more intense in the UK. It is certainly projected to do so in the future, but the evidence for it having done so in recent years is mixed- for instance the frequency of summer thunderstorms (often a sign of intense convective rainfall) has actually declined since the 1980s.

    The science of it was very good and was explained very well IMHO. I thought it struck a very good balance between being too technical and "dumbing down".

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    I think the BBC are the best at having decent weather programmers.

    I learnt a lot and really enjoyed finding out new things including about the guy who first started recording rain and the poor guy not having a head rest.

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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    One of THE best weather documentary series I have seen! Outstanding! Hope they do a DVD of it for my collection one day.

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl

    I missed this but it's still on iplayer if anyone else did as well (or the rain one) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jw...ther_Episode_2/

    I want to watch it now but i'm trying not to get distracted while finishing my honours project :lol:

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
    One of THE best weather documentary series I have seen! Outstanding! Hope they do a DVD of it for my collection one day.

    Yes Tonyh, certainly is one of the best. The BBC do some fantastic documentary's and this is up there with the best.

    Looking forward to next weeks program. :lol:

    Seasons

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

    Yes, just seen the BBC documentary on snow and it was well up to the standard of the one on rain. I've been critical of the BBC's coverage of weather recently, but can certainly have no complaints about this documentary series- I've been very pleasantly surprised by it. Good detailed coverage of the processes behind snow and of course the infamous "wrong type of snow" in February 1991. And it also taught me some things I didn't know about.

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    Just watched the snow episode, really enjoyed it, not sensationalist at all compared to that although channel 4 program a couple of months back..

    Liked the last statement that Britain due to its position will always remain vulnerable to a severe polar winter, surely only a matter of time he says....

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
    2 weeks actually, just to clarify.

    Wednesday 6th May at 9pm.

    :yahoo:

    Nope, according to the Radio Times, the first programme – Rain – is on BBC 2 at 9pm on 29 April.

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  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)
  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)
    Nope, according to the Radio Times, the first programme – Rain – is on BBC 2 at 9pm on 29 April.

    Ah, sorry! I was referring to the 'Snow' one. But yes, all 3 (Rain, Wind & Snow) will be repeated weekly from next Wednesday.

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    philip eden was looking pretty rough....looked like he been sat on a park bench all afternoon in the company of some special brew and a bottle of cider.

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles
    2 weeks actually, just to clarify.

    Wednesday 6th May at 9pm.

    :wallbash:

    Ah, sorry! I was referring to the 'Snow' one. But yes, all 3 (Rain, Wind & Snow) will be repeated weekly from next Wednesday.

    tis ok mate :cray:

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