Wade along now, nothing to see here.

Posted by @ 9:46 pm on Sunday 26th January, 2014.
Categories: Rambling on..., Weather

You've not been holding your breath since last November, have you?

I'll see if I can scrape together enough stuff to make a half-decent post sometime soon.

And now for the weather. Or rather a question about weather...

How is it that the Norwegians can forecast our weather more accurately and in more detail than our own Met. Office can, and provide better charts to boot?

Here's theirs (click it to go to the yr.no website for the Full Monty):

Yep, you just copy the URL for the chart and paste it into your website as an image, it updates as required on refresh. No sign-up required. And it's usually very accurate. Good, eh?

And ours? Well, if you register with the Met. Office you can make a basic widget:

 


This Hinckley weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Or you can go to their website to view their registration-free (but usually not-so-accurate) up-to-date chart which you can't copy/paste. Not so good, eh?

Go figure.

Welcome to 2014.

Bring yer wellies and thermals.

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2 Responses to “Wade along now, nothing to see here.”

  1. alan.sloman says:

    Interesting.
    I've just checked the Norwegian forecast for where I live compared to the Met Office's. It's quite a bit different, just for tomorrow!
    I'll see which turns out the best!
    Ta, Stef
    :-)

  2. Alan says:

    Great stuff. Well worth keeping track of. Thanks.

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