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Juicy Joe1,396 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think if they removed the grey cloud from the weather maps, that would be a step in the right direction. And then show where the cloud is via shadowing on the ground. As the old maps didn't show grey cloud - just light and dark patches on the ground - which is easier to see where the rain and everything else is then. The cloud covers up the map too much - and then makes it difficult to differentiate from snow, cloud and fog then.

However, as has already been pointed out:-

Clouds are typically found way up in the sky – they're the white or grey fluffy things you see on a typical day. Snow is the white stuff that falls down from the sky and lands on the ground.


...I am able to tell the difference between these weather events in everyday life.

Has anyone watched the new BBC Weather and then been able to easily recall what the weather is going to be like the next day?
Last edited by Juicy Joe on 13 February 2018 11:15pm - 2 times in total
JamesWorldNews7,530 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
Bring back the old symbols!


Bring back magnetic GOF!

Bring back Michael Fish!


"John Kettley is a weatherman, a weatherman, a weatherman. John Kettley is a weatherman, and so is Michael Fish...... And so is Ian McCaskill..........."

Made it onto TOTP, if I'm not mistaken.
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
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W M133 posts since 9 Feb 2018
Midlands Today
The new BBC weather graphics look a bit mid 2000's to me. I always find graphics generally on the BBC to be a bit dated though. It's like they always seem to be about ten years behind everyone else. Especially Sport and News.

ITV's weather looks current and contemporary.
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Juicy Joe1,396 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Finding it strange that there have been no changes or improvements to BBC Weather graphics after over 4 weeks?

I feel watching BBC Weather is so depressing these days with grey cloud and mist being shown on every single forecast filling the screen up and making it seem the UK never gets any sunny spells - rather than just showing shadowing on the ground like ITV and the Met Office do.
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Inspector Sands12,741 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Finding it strange that there have been no changes or improvements to BBC Weather graphics after over 4 weeks?


They've probably got a stack of bugs and tweaks and changes they want to make but they'll probably do them all in one go. As it's an off the shelf product they might have to get the developers to do the changes and then roll out updates
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I feel watching BBC Weather is so depressing these days with grey cloud and mist being shown on every single forecast

That's the British weather!
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