2018: General Discussion

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As a professional gardener, who views a number of weather forecast sources because my income and rollercoastering depend on it, I can say they are all sh!te.

It is very difficult to guess where heavy cloud becomes rain, it is often a best guess, and even at the last minute they can get it completely wrong.

Big weather systems are easy to forecast, and they often get them bang on.
The weather for the next few days is a wiggly front, that is going to move up and down a bit, warm air below, cool air above, and a wet bit in the middle.
The wet bit in the middle is Alton...ish.
The queues are shorter, the staff kinder, the coasters faster in the rain.
Skin is waterproof.
Get on with it...make sure you do all rides with a roof, sadly, not as many as there used to be.


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Not any more, the met office lost the bbc contract.

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I thought that the met office where the people that do the main weather forecasting here in the UK. Who the BBC is contracted with makes no difference. It's a bit like me paying for my gas and electricity from a cheaper company, the gas and electricity are still provided by British Gas and Eastern Electricity despite the fact that I'm contracted with an alternative company, if you get my drift o_O


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BBC use a different weather system now, and its been very inaccurate in the past since the switch. I tend to only trust the Met Office
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