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Old 11 July 2008, 17:37   #1
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Metcheck site gone?

Anyone know what has happened to it?
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Old 11 July 2008, 17:39   #2
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Anyone know what has happened to it?
It's being transferred to new servers. There were apparently some IP addys up that you could use to access the new servers earlier.
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They are just going to put all the weather icons into a lottery ball machine to take some of the guesswork out of it .
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Isn't that what they do anyway?

I'm continually amazed at the faith people have in Metcheck. In my experience it's OK at telling you what the weather is doing right now, which is useful if you don't have a window to look out of, but other than that it's just a distraction.

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It's here at the moment..
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Old 12 July 2008, 07:17   #6
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Isn't that what they do anyway?

I'm continually amazed at the faith people have in Metcheck. In my experience it's OK at telling you what the weather is doing right now, which is useful if you don't have a window to look out of, but other than that it's just a distraction.

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And even then its sometimes wrong!
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Old 12 July 2008, 09:55   #7
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Isn't that what they do anyway?

I'm continually amazed at the faith people have in Metcheck. In my experience it's OK at telling you what the weather is doing right now, which is useful if you don't have a window to look out of, but other than that it's just a distraction.

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Is this a dig at Metcheck in particular or do you have an issue with all forecasters?
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Metcheck specifically. I think that what makes it particularly bad is the pretence at fine detail on medium range forecasts.

If you have the time and inclination, try picking a location and note the forecast for 12.00 a fortnight ahead - then go back each day and note it again. See how it changes over time . . .

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Looking at the day as a whole, rather than just midday, is it any more or less reliable than others?
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Metcheck specifically. I think that what makes it particularly bad is the pretence at fine detail on medium range forecasts.
I agree... it's unrealistic to forecast such accuracy so far in advance. I've known people cancel RIB cruises on the basis of a poor MetCheck forecast, only to miss a fantastic day's boating.
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