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Message posted by jacknred12/8/2008 at 10:26am
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Just wondering what websites others find to be most accurate for the weather forecast. I use BBC Weather, MSN weather and Metcheck - they all say different things but on the whole, Metcheck seems to be the most spot on. Any others to recommend?

(I know a few of you would say ignore the forecast and just go anyway !)


Message posted by mspeekay12/8/2008 at 10:28am
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Metcheck seems much more accurate than the BBC.

When I saw the topic of this I thought you were asking for a campsite with reliable weather haha


Message posted by wicksy_6412/8/2008 at 10:29am
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I use weather commerce ltd. Very good/accurate.

Message posted by jacknred12/8/2008 at 10:29am
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Lol - I see what you mean - I would rename if I could!!

Message posted by pink sequin12/8/2008 at 10:50am
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OH uses Met Office, I use BBC as I find it easier to navigate- just what I'm used to I suppose. Mind you I think Met Office is more reliable which is probably more important!!!

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Message posted by RESTLESS12/8/2008 at 11:07am
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metcheck is the most accurate I've found

Message posted by mphigham12/8/2008 at 11:18am
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Met Office is where everyone else gets their info. They are the weather !!

Martin.


Message posted by mr_bishi12/8/2008 at 11:20am
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i use uk weather.com gives you an hr by hr weather check and also a 10 day weather check that regulary updates itself

Message posted by edrick16/8/2008 at 9:58pm
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Netweather.tv, lots of extras, the forums will give lots of info

EDRICK


Message posted by sleepyol16/8/2008 at 10:26pm
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I use metcheck. Used to use the BBC but found that they're generally wrong. Metcheck seems far more accurate.

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Message posted by socksitis16/8/2008 at 11:59pm
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Try this

http://www.xs4all.nl/~dmsweb/general/weather.html

Choose precipitation and then the first line and click on the hours. This is far better for UK weather - as long as you only want to see the blue for rain!


Message posted by lisao17/8/2008 at 12:10am
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Doesn't matter which one you use at the moment, for the UK they all say "Rain" 

 

Can't wait for Devon on Monday!  Please let all the forecasters be wrong!!!


Message posted by Chorleydave17/8/2008 at 2:53am
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You want real weather forecast, from someone who has been camping and hiking for over thirty years and has really experienced climate change? Someone who was a hour late to meet their mates in the pub tonight because it was too extreme to leave the house in the monsoon until a lift was available?

It will p1ss down.

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Summer? What summer?

Message posted by AngieGL17/8/2008 at 8:48am
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We use metcheck. Conditions can change quite variably in different areas. I've just returned from Charmouth, Dorset where we had gorgeous sunshine for 2 days and a strong breeze coming in from the sea, pleasant and perfectly fine to sit out in.  Inland by a few miles, it was chucking it down as all the websites predicted. However due to the breeze, the rain clouds were held back literally just over the coastline, so we were very lucky!

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Message posted by smee0517/8/2008 at 8:55am
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accuweather and weatheraction.

Message posted by magnolia17/8/2008 at 9:02am
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Best way to check the weather for accuracy is to look out of your window - its a better bet you will get the right information


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