Where does Google get its weather data?
Nowadays Google gets its weather data from weather.com as mentioned in bottom left corner of Google weather search results when you look for temperature of any location (highlighted in red rectangle).
How reliable is BBC weather?
In a composite measure of accuracy, the Weather Channel and Weather Underground came top, AccuWeather fifth, MeteoGroup (the BBC’s new provider) sixth and the BBC ninth (based on Met Office forecasts). On the correct prediction of precipitation, MeteoGroup came fourth overall and the BBC 10th of the 12.
Why does BBC not use Met Office?
On 23 August 2015, the BBC announced that the Met Office would lose its contract to provide weather forecasts, the BBC stating that it is legally obliged to ensure that licence fee payers get the best value for money.
Is Met Office weather more accurate than BBC?
Met website forecasts for my location are mostly accurate. I use metcheck as they tend to be a bit more optimistic. Invariably it’s not as rainy as the forecasters predict. Even if it is, getting wet is not nearly as bad as sitting indoors looking out at clear blue skies.
Why did the BBC stop using the Met Office?
The Met Office’s weather forecasting contract with the BBC was lost over arguments about the ‘dumbing down’ of weather forecasts and problems with the Met Office’s mobile app, according to BBC sources. The Met Office has provided data for BBC forecasts since their first ever weather bulletin in 1922.
Is Met Office the most reliable?
During this process the Met Office was found to be the most accurate of the companies that tendered for the contract. Weather forecasts are used in three areas of electricity demand forecasting.
What happened to the Met Office?
Following a machinery of government change, the Met Office became part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 18 July 2011, and subsequently part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy following the merger of BIS and the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 14 July 2016.
Where does MeteoGroup get its data from?
Today the Met Office draws data from 4,500 observational sources, including 16 operational radar and 330 monitoring stations in the UK, plus 19 satellites, and from other national meteorological services around the world.
Why are UK weather forecasts so inaccurate?
Met office forecasts are usually very good, but can appear inaccurate over very short periods because the timing of weather events in our climate is highly unpredictable. Weather systems change twice as fast as when I was a boy, becoming far less predictable. The yellow and amber warnings of rain are usually spot on.
Why are weather apps so different?
Weather apps are like weather reports on TV, which never seem to match up, either. That’s because each app or station uses its own systems and formulas to predict the meteorological future. Meteorologists call their forecasts “guidance,” not “the future.”
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53 years (December 14, 1967)
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