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drama queen weather forecasters!!!!

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sue1169 Sun 02-Apr-17 20:48:01

Why do weather forecasters feel they need to give the forecast in such a dramatic way? I just watched the one on countryfile...and Ive honestly no idea what the weeks weather is going to bring....thought she was doing an audition for a drama production....aaaagh!!!!

merlotgran Sun 02-Apr-17 20:54:40

Tomasz Schafernaker always makes us smile. He sometimes sounds like he's making it all up as he goes along and he doesn't care.

vampirequeen Sun 02-Apr-17 22:50:53

I suppose they're trying to make it more interesting.

rosesarered Sun 02-Apr-17 23:57:40

I really must go to bed, but want to say I think Tom Schaf is lovely! He should have a programme to present not linked to the weather ( well, I would watch it anyway) grin

Elrel Mon 03-Apr-17 00:56:32

Yes, he's great!
It's the way some make awkward hand and arm gestures that I find irritating.

JackyB Mon 03-Apr-17 07:00:01

We don't get anything like this in Germany, they are all deadly serious.

Let me remind you of this classic:

Anya Mon 03-Apr-17 07:03:27

What the male equivalent of a sexist phrase like 'drama queen'?

sue1169 Mon 03-Apr-17 08:38:24

Oh Anya...bit picky!! Drama queen meant for both sexes!?

Anniebach Mon 03-Apr-17 08:41:33

Our Derek is perfect ,

Anya Mon 03-Apr-17 08:42:11

Queens are usually female or of the drag variety!

Picky? Or prefer a more considered choice of phrase perhaps.

merlotgran Mon 03-Apr-17 10:11:17

Whenever Tomasz Schafernaker does the weather, DH, without fail comments, 'I bet he's got a Tracker Cracker mortgage?

It was funny the first time hmm

Terrystred Mon 03-Apr-17 10:12:36

Thanks JackyB - hadn't seen that before. V funny!

Sheilasue Mon 03-Apr-17 10:17:57

Carol is lovely.

Caro1954 Mon 03-Apr-17 10:40:17

Carol IS lovely but I ageee that some of the others are annoying. They don't annoy me as much as some of the news readers (Fiona Bruce)/foreign correspondents - I want the facts, not their opinions which are all too obvious in their delivery.

maddyone Mon 03-Apr-17 10:40:55

Whenever Tomasz Schafernaker does the weather report, my husband comments 'I used to teach him.'
Maybe it's his claim to fame gringringrin

PRINTMISS Mon 03-Apr-17 10:56:19

I quite like the 'dramatics' for the weather forecast. It is really quite boring and difficult to make interesting, when sometimes it is the same thing day after day.

BlueBelle Mon 03-Apr-17 11:03:05

I don't know who Thomas whatsit is perhaps I don't pay enough attention I too don't like all the hand gestures ...they are doing what that little man who jumped around the map until he fell in did its silly I like Carol as she is interesting without being bizarre

Funnygran Mon 03-Apr-17 11:06:27

Liam Dutton who is the weather man at the end of the Channel 4 news at 7 is a lovely presenter and there are no over the top gestures. I could take him home!

CardiffJaguar Mon 03-Apr-17 11:09:05

It is also the use of so many superfluous words: 'and' becomes 'and also', which always makes me wince. There are so many examples. Someone ought to tell them to get the forecast out in 10 seconds which might make them really think about what they are going to say.

Parklife1 Mon 03-Apr-17 11:20:22

I like our Simon Parkin on Meridian

KatyK Mon 03-Apr-17 11:31:52

Tomasz is cute smile

grandMattie Mon 03-Apr-17 11:36:46

I'm officially in love with Tomasz Schafernaker. DH shouts to me that it's "my boyfriend", if I'm not in the room...
Looking out of the window if often a better way of guessing the weather for the day; "longer range" is usually useful on the BBC.
But I have to agree with OP, "weather" has taken a turn for the worse with all the silly phrases. DH and I fall about laughing picking up the idiotic comments.

sue1169 Mon 03-Apr-17 11:50:37

*Anya *you seem to go on a lot of threads just to vent your anger/frustration with life?!!!...

lovebeigecardigans1955 Mon 03-Apr-17 12:11:32

It's funny, I'm fairly interested in the weather but I can't seem to pay attention to the forecast. Afterwards I can't recall very much of what they said. IMO they spend too long telling us what it has been like before the important bit.
At school we learnt about cold, warm and occluded fronts, low and high pressure. The teacher said that then we'd not have to listen to the entire forecast as we would know about it just by looking at the diagram.
Is my lack of attention that teacher's influence from beyond the grave?

sweetcakes Mon 03-Apr-17 12:27:32

Maybe I'm the only one or confusing him with another but when I see him I think he looks like a muppet I think its the eyes!