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Frank Hovis

Weather Presenters - Why?

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They are the absolute worst part of the local radio morning show, an extended meterological lecture that leaves you absolutely clueless about whether it might rain this afternoon but tells you a high pressure front is coming down from Finland some day soon.

All I want to know about the weather is the basic headlines, ditto for travel news. These are not important areas in their own right where a specialist reporter can help as they actually understand it - such as business news or sport - this is simple stuff. The news reader can read three lines from the met office report as well as somebody with a degree in it.

Pointless positions, on a par with keeping the coal shoveller on diesel trains because we've always had one.

Sky ditched its weather presenters in 2010; about time the rest caught up. Especially the BBC that keeps banging on about making efficiencies whilst not doing so.

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I always want to know about volcanoes! Then I can take precausions like a metal hat, and a flame-proof mankini,

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They are the absolute worst part of the local radio morning show, an extended meterological lecture that leaves you absolutely clueless about whether it might rain this afternoon but tells you a high pressure front is coming down from Finland some day soon.

All I want to know about the weather is the basic headlines, ditto for travel news. These are not important areas in their own right where a specialist reporter can help as they actually understand it - such as business news or sport - this is simple stuff. The news reader can read three lines from the met office report as well as somebody with a degree in it.

Pointless positions, on a par with keeping the coal shoveller on diesel trains because we've always had one.

Sky ditched its weather presenters in 2010; about time the rest caught up. Especially the BBC that keeps banging on about making efficiencies whilst not doing so.

Some of them are quite hot though.

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Some of them are quite hot though.

All the hot ones get pregnant within six months by the producer and you're left with John Kettley and Sian Lloyd.

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No, give me the details please like the fronts and areas of pressure. A little bit of "why" behind a fact or statement makes it easier to grasp and remember as well as giving a better feel of the overall situation. It doesn't take long and isn't difficult to understand, I don't see a problem.

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No, give me the details please like the fronts and areas of pressure. A little bit of "why" behind a fact or statement makes it easier to grasp and remember as well as giving a better feel of the overall situation. It doesn't take long and isn't difficult to understand, I don't see a problem.

You're in a minority then, I am no more interested in cold fronts over Russia than the technical reasons for particular roads being dug up for drainage works. I want to know if the sun will shine and what roads are closed; I don't want a lecture on either.

John Kettley was the one I meant.

My mistake :huh:

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The shipping forecast is the only one worth bothering with. I once watched a ships captain listening and taking notes with pen and paper. By the end he had created a complete weather map. Most impressive.

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Some of them are quite hot though.

which one would you like to give a "warm front" to then?

mayber her?(the girls in the crowd are clearly jealous.....

the one of the left is thinking..."cracking @rse"...and the fat bird to the right is thinking "bitch"

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I don't watch much tv and it's a rarity if I watch tv news or weather.

Regarding weather. My view is that it's not an exact science where anyone really knows anything meaningful about it overall.

My preference is this internet site, as I just want a reasonable idea what the day or next few days might be like.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/united-kingdom-weather

Like other sites, you can set it to your own area and it has an hourly feature which I find useful.

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You're in a minority then, I am no more interested in cold fronts over Russia than the technical reasons for particular roads being dug up for drainage works. I want to know if the sun will shine and what roads are closed; I don't want a lecture on either.

If I'm in a minority that's another reason to be depressed about the rest of the people in this country.

The details give a much better impression of the weather situation. It's also more useful when the unreliable nature of weather forecasting makes it rather hard to say when and where it'll rain. Give the general situation and let people make their own decisions based on that.

Why did you even mention drainage works, or dug up? Surely only open or not matters to you. So you also grumble if they bother telling you why a train is running late?

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My main grumble with the national Weather forecast is that the presenters tend to concentrate on where the weather is interesting.....that's basically Cornwall, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Skye etc. Never pro rate population, sometimes 50% of the forecast seemingly covers 0.01% of the population. By the time they decide to do the rest of the country it becomes a Shaka knackered unintelligible rush.

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I want to hear about volcanoes, and never ending ice. I want to hear about terrible weather worse than you have!

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No, give me the details please like the fronts and areas of pressure. A little bit of "why" behind a fact or statement makes it easier to grasp and remember as well as giving a better feel of the overall situation. It doesn't take long and isn't difficult to understand, I don't see a problem.

I do. I'm with OP on this one. I just wanna know if it will be raining on Saturday whilst driving to work on a Wednesday.

I'll check the phone when I get to work but that's not for an hour.

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Do we need an excuse to show pretty ladies on the small screen? I could spend ages watching many of the weather-girls.

Whatever floats your boat but, if going anywhere with them, in that boat, it will need to benefit from some substantial archimedean upthrust, I would think.

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I do. I'm with OP on this one. I just wanna know if it will be raining on Saturday whilst driving to work on a Wednesday.

I'll check the phone when I get to work but that's not for an hour.

And an overall summary is a better way of doing that.

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