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Weather Forecasts - Why?

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Nonnie Tue 11-Jun-19 13:28:10

This evening when I listen to my radio and watch the weather forecast they will tell me it has been raining a lot. Why? Why do they always tell us what we know already?

While I am musing on this, why do TV presenters say "see you tomorrow"?

EllanVannin Tue 11-Jun-19 13:46:12

I suppose many of us live in hope that there is a tomorrow ?

Nonnie Tue 11-Jun-19 13:49:35

Ellan I meant why are they saying they will see us when they won't, we will see them!

EllanVannin Tue 11-Jun-19 14:08:55

They're hoping you'll tune in I suppose ? ( in a cyber way, virtual reality )

Nonnie Tue 11-Jun-19 15:20:15

But they still won't see me Ellan. Maybe I should have put this under pedants grin

Gonegirl Tue 11-Jun-19 16:30:39

It's just being friendly! hmm

It's nice. Weathermen get very popular.

Gonegirl Tue 11-Jun-19 16:31:17

And TV presenters do too.

MiniMoon Tue 11-Jun-19 17:04:09

It isn't raining here although it is very cloudy. It's so cold.
I like the weather forecasters, they are all upbeat, but with our weather I suppose they need to be.

Wheniwasyourage Tue 11-Jun-19 17:05:10

Can't stand 'in the overnight period'. What's wrong with 'overnight' or 'tonight'? Also can't stand 'a rainy/sunny/windy old day' - no need to be quite so chummy when you're giving useful information, and the 'old' adds nothing IMO. Also, why the value judgements that some of the presenters give - not everybody thinks that a rainy day is always a bad thing, particularly farmers, gardeners and firefighters!

Having said that, the Scottish forecast at 6.55 is a must-watch, and I do like the presenters.

Anniebach Tue 11-Jun-19 17:07:43

Our BBC Wales weatherman is perfect - Derek

Gonegirl Tue 11-Jun-19 17:09:49

I became a BBC Weather Watcher. But I didn't do much.

Gonegirl Tue 11-Jun-19 17:10:06

Other people take better photos.

Nonnie Tue 11-Jun-19 17:12:18

We did have one who used to say "spits and spots" rather too much. We once counted 5 in one forecast!

I agree they are very nice but still don't understand why they tell us what we already know!

TwiceAsNice Tue 11-Jun-19 18:05:11

Oh Anniebach you have made me homesick for Wales now I’m not living there anymore I loved Derek and I met him once, he was just as lovely in RL

Anniebach Tue 11-Jun-19 18:47:33

TwiceAsNice. who couldn’t love Derek , I will be watching him in 7 minutes 😀

KatyK Tue 11-Jun-19 18:58:28

We have a lovely chirpy weatherman here in the Midlands - Des Coleman. He even makes a rotten forecast seem cheerful smile

BBbevan Tue 11-Jun-19 18:59:06

Annie and especially when he is walking

phoenix Tue 11-Jun-19 19:02:48

Bloody hell, I hope they can't see me! blush

Anniebach Tue 11-Jun-19 19:17:12

Yes BB I never miss ‘Weatherman Walking’

Nonnie Wed 12-Jun-19 11:37:11

Exactly Phoenix. Presumably they are well paid to stand there and tell a camera that they will see us soon.

Perhaps the weather people could expand and tell us other things we know like - the world is round? grin

humptydumpty Wed 12-Jun-19 11:40:50

On the subject of charismatic weathermen, I urge everyone to watch Steve Jacobs on Australian TV in

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTuBBhvSD2Q

Wonderful! and there are more really entertaining clips of him - great guy!

WadesNan Wed 12-Jun-19 12:37:03

The time given for the evening weather forecast after local news is always very limited, yet the forecaster always wastes time by telling us what the weather has been like during the day. I already know that! Just tell me what the weather is going to be like tomorrow and if possible for the next few days.

Nonnie Wed 12-Jun-19 13:16:23

Thanks Wade for making my point so well.

shysal Wed 12-Jun-19 13:57:30

Does anyone else find that when listening to a forecast they lose concentration before it gets to their region, thus missing it?
Thank you BBC Weather app, which I check first thing every morning to help me decide what to wear!

Nonnie Wed 12-Jun-19 15:25:08

You are not alone shysal wouldn't be without the app.