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(December 2007)

BB
BBCwalestoday Wales Today
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


I was hoping someone would bring that up. I watched it on mute last night - all very confusing.
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


I think this is an American idea brought in to the BBC Weather department. Accu-Weather in the US use the term "RealFeel Temperatures" for wind chill, and this is the same basic idea, given a British twist.
NG
noggin Founding member
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


Don't think they are quite the same thing - wind chill takes just the wind into account - "feels like" takes in other factors as well I believe, and is thought to be a more useful bit of information, but as it isn't wind chill it can't be called wind chill.
GS
Gavin Scott Founding member Central Reporting Scotland
noggin posted:
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


Don't think they are quite the same thing - wind chill takes just the wind into account - "feels like" takes in other factors as well I believe, and is thought to be a more useful bit of information, but as it isn't wind chill it can't be called wind chill.


I think it probably is the same thing, you know. Unless its also accounting for the "slush factor" and "your cigarette holding hand will feel *this cold* as you walk to work".

Just seen the weather website:

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Holy moly! I forgot how large Scotland is.

Suppose there's no danger of it appearing in this view on-screen any time soon.
MO
Moz Wales Today
Gavin Scott posted:
Holy moly! I forgot how large Scotland is.

Suppose there's no danger of it appearing in this view on-screen any time soon.

No danger. You get a certain amount of space on screen depending on how many people live there!
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
On the 1pm News the weather was promoted at 1.15pm. Don't recall that happening before, but I assume it was just because of the snow.
NG
noggin Founding member
Gavin Scott posted:
noggin posted:
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


Don't think they are quite the same thing - wind chill takes just the wind into account - "feels like" takes in other factors as well I believe, and is thought to be a more useful bit of information, but as it isn't wind chill it can't be called wind chill.


I think it probably is the same thing, you know. Unless its also accounting for the "slush factor" and "your cigarette holding hand will feel *this cold* as you walk to work".


Think it includes concepts like cloud cover hiding the radiant heat of the sun, rain making it "feel" cooler etc.
GS
Gavin Scott Founding member Central Reporting Scotland
noggin posted:
Gavin Scott posted:
noggin posted:
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?


Don't think they are quite the same thing - wind chill takes just the wind into account - "feels like" takes in other factors as well I believe, and is thought to be a more useful bit of information, but as it isn't wind chill it can't be called wind chill.


I think it probably is the same thing, you know. Unless its also accounting for the "slush factor" and "your cigarette holding hand will feel *this cold* as you walk to work".


Think it includes concepts like cloud cover hiding the radiant heat of the sun, rain making it "feel" cooler etc.


Ahh - that's why you get the big bucks, noggin Wink
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
tvmercia posted:
on the subject of bbc weather - whats with this "FEELS LIKE" replacing "wind chill" - do they really think we're that stupid?
I heard one of the presenters on the Today programe sounding baffled at it the other day - saying something like "'feels like' - that presumably means it'll be n degrees..."
ST
Stitch08 East Midlands Today
Liam Dutton on BBC Breakfast this morning, his first time on BBC One I think, aside from the regional forecasts.
EY
the eye World News
Stitch08 posted:
Liam Dutton on BBC Breakfast this morning, his first time on BBC One I think, aside from the regional forecasts.


He does forecasts on BBC World.
GF
GrampianForever
Moz posted:
Gavin Scott posted:
Holy moly! I forgot how large Scotland is.

Suppose there's no danger of it appearing in this view on-screen any time soon.

No danger. You get a certain amount of space on screen depending on how many people live there!


Yes, cos thats exactly how the weather should be done! Rather than actual geographical area! And how many folk actually live in South-West England, cos it seems to be unfairly covered more.

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