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Not the finest of days for the weather bureau

By paperboy 15 September 2010 28

Could today have set a new record for weather bureau inaccuracy?

The good folks at the bureau tipped a maximum for Canberra of 10. It reached 15.

I believe our forecasts are now computer generated from Sydney.

It may be time to review this arrangement.

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clp 3:28 pm 15 Sep 10

well 10 to 15 is quite a large error – but not sure whether the complain is warranted. Maybe the rest of us have more realistic expectations.

paperboy 3:19 pm 15 Sep 10

25 posts! My best in ages!

sneaky 3:15 pm 15 Sep 10

I imagine the rain just came a bit later than expected – thus more hours of sun before rain makes it warmer… I can imagine that being pretty hard to get spot on.

Gungahlin Al 3:07 pm 15 Sep 10

Funky Claude said :

Well here is the advice, your daddy loved you. Now stop being angry with the world.


Pig82 2:42 pm 15 Sep 10

I found it annoying – I rugged up expecting cold weather and I’ve had to ditch the jacket and the jumper.

troll-sniffer 2:22 pm 15 Sep 10

Storm in a teacup is a weather related analogy isn’t it? Are there any others I wonder?

Wikipedia notes the following:

A similar phrase exists in numerous other languages:

Bulgarian: ???? ? ???? ???? Bura v chasha voda
Czech: Bou?e ve sklenici vody
Dutch: Storm in een glas water (a storm in a glass of water)
Esperanto: Granda frakaso en malgranda glaso (a large storm in a small glass)
Estonian: Torm veeklaasis
Finnish: Myrsky vesilasissa
French: une tempête dans un verre d’eau (a storm in a glass of water)
German: ein Sturm im Wasserglas (a storm in a glass of water)
Hebrew: ???? ???? ?? Se’arah bekos teh (storm in a teacup)
Hungarian: Vihar a biliben (“a storm in the potty”)

I wonder if any of these ethnic groups have to put up with totally inane topics as well?

Funky Claude 1:15 pm 15 Sep 10

One forecast wrong, that must really hurt their average. Must be now somewhere in the vicinity 99%, no wait 98%!

It utterly beggars belief that Paperboy has been so annoyed by this error in forecast that he saw it fit to post here and for what? Do you want to lead us pitch fork and torch in hand and march to BOM demanding 100%. Are you looking for some one to cradle you and rock you back and forward and whisper in your ear its going to be alright while strocking your hair. Perhaps you are seeking advice.

Well here is the advice, your daddy loved you. Now stop being angry with the world.

niftydog 12:36 pm 15 Sep 10

Is anybody else frustrated by the precis forecast broadcast by most radio stations? Totally useless at best, and misleading at worst. The precis forecast will often be “rain”… but the rain is expected to fall on the ranges. Or it might be “fine”… but with 30km/h winds.

Same goes for the crappy Weather Active on Foxtel – all that technology and all they can give you is the precis forecast and a crappy picture of a rain cloud.


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