Light is the new slight

Courtesy of the BBC

If you remember slight was a term that in the past was used to describe the lowest severity of frost. Well forget that, it seems that slight has fallen out of favour with our weathercasters, and it’s now light according to Louise Lear. It’s not the first time I’ve heard inaccurate terms used by TV weathercasters to describe the severity of frost, others such as hard, keen and sharp spring to mind, not one of them is an accurate term to describe the severity of frost and never has been. But of course in these days of anything goes they are now considered the norm, which in my opinion is a great pity.

Courtesy of the Met Office – Forecasters Reference Book (1997)
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