TV weather

Nuisance rain

I notice that when a front stalls across southern parts of the country and produces some unwelcome rain it gets labelled by Louise Lear – in one of her favourite euphemisms – as a nuisance front producing some nuisance rain. The same front did produced quite a lot...

Nick Miller – best of the bunch

Many of you will know I don’t have a lot of time for the weathercasters on TV either male or female. But if I had to choose the best of the bunch I think it would have to be Nick Miller on the BBC – I nearly said...

A bit of frost

There was a moderate to severe frost over the north of Scotland last night, call me pedantic if you like, but I think that’s a more accurate way of describing what a beautiful frosty morning it is than “some of us started off with a bit of frost”....

Whats wrong with the word ‘veer’?

What exactly is wrong with weathercasters use of the words veer or veering, or come to that back and backing? Is it deemed just too technical a term for the vast majority of the UK public who tune in to watch the weather forecast on TV? Darren Bett...

A reversal of fortunes

The weathercasters on TV have not stopped going on about the strong signals for high pressure this coming week, well we might have to wait till later in the weekend before we see any real benefits from it, especially if you live in the south. Louise Lear had...

Climate Check – March 2020

The five minute BBC monthly Climate Check program is proving to be an interesting watch if you are in anyway interested in the climate of the world. In this months edition Ben Rich said that temperatures in Europe had been 3.4°C above average, he then went on to...

Just plain down right annoying

“The weather at this time of year can be a bit of a tease. Yesterday we had heavy rain and showers, they eased away, and then look at this 17 degrees, that’s the expected high, that’s incredibly mild for this time of year. But that mild air is...

“Unprecedented”- I don’t believe it.

Chris Fawkes was chatting to day on the 2.30 PM weather slot on the BBC News channel. This five minute chat can give you some insight to how each weathercaster thinks and occasionally it’s quite intersting to boot. Today Chris was going on about the “unprecedented” number of...

I do not believe it!

Not a single traffic cam on either the A57 or A628. Unfortunately Highways England only seem interested in traffic on Motorway and no other type of road.