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james-20012,909 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
The BBC Weather website seems to have changed the colours for the weather on Wednesday and Thursday here. It's forecast to be 21 & 22, and they did have an orange bar underneath yesterday, but now it seems to have changed to the sort of yellow-ish green you'd expect for temperatures about 10 degrees lower. It's got a yellow bar for 16 degrees tomorrow, but for 19 & 18 degrees on Friday-Sunday it's using an darker green, and the shame shade for 15 on Monday & Tuesday. Not sure what's going on here, are they using the minimum nighttime temperature to choose the colour or something?

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Last edited by james-2001 on 16 April 2018 9:23pm
DAN09690346 posts since 27 Mar 2013
Meridian (North) South Today
The BBC Weather website seems to have changed the colours for the weather on Wednesday and Thursday here. It's forecast to be 21 & 22, and they did have an orange bar underneath yesterday, but now it seems to have changed to the sort of yellow-ish green you'd expect for temperatures about 10 degrees lower. It's got a yellow bar for 16 degrees tomorrow, but for 19 & 18 degrees on Friday-Sunday it's using an darker green, and the shame shade for 15 on Monday & Tuesday. Not sure what's going on here, are they using the minimum nighttime temperature to choose the colour or something?

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Yes, depending on what time of day you look at the website the colours change from Min Night temperatures or Max day temps
Austin Tatious756 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
(Also posted in the South West England & CI Thread)

Alex Beresford was back on the ITV West Country weather for the first time in months this evening (following the recent conclusion of the Dancing On Ice live tour, apparently), to much fanfare from Kylie & Jonty.

So much for those who were so certain that he'd left West Country for good. He was juggling West Country and national/GMB duties for a long time pre-DOI, and it would now appear that he's returning to doing exactly the same?

Given the recent talk of West Country advertising for a new weather presenter, might it be that dear old Bob Crampton is retiring?

Either that or Alex's return is an interim thing (perhaps to see out a contract?) before he goes 100% national/GMB only?
I am the one viewer of ITV West News.
SuperSajuuk48 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
For some reason, the BBC graphics are entirely incapable of showing lightning on any part of the map, only possible to know if there’s going to be any lightning in an area is if the presenter tells you beforehand!

Previous graphics showed a clear lightning animation whenever an area was susceptible to lightning when the rain moved in. New graphics just show rain, no animation for lightning!
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Rich Tea155 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
I still detest the appearance of the temperatures on the new BBC forecasts. Their presentation remains very poor and initial appearance on the map awfully gimmicky. I also think that temperature representation on weather charts always looks far better when the figures are presented within a circle rather than a square or as we now have, a rectangle.

On clear blue sky days like Thursday and Friday across much of the UK bring out the sunshine symbol to the main charts and use it. If they are happy to use it on their BBC apps and on the smaller day to day graphics on the main forecast then why not apply it to the main UK map when the weather is significant sunshine.

On the subject of the BBC weather app, I've only just in the past couple of months began using it on a new device. While it has its uses in the immediate future I find it all rather pointless when it tries to forecast up to 12 days ahead and then on the twelfth day proceeds to go hour by hour on what conditions will be. There's simply no point to that kind of extended detail almost 2 weeks ahead. For instance, I'm currently being told that on Thursday 3rd May it will start off with light rain clearing by breakfast, a bright lunchtime, then showers between 3pm and 5pm before a dry bright evening. I'm willing to bet this is 99% wrong when the day arrives. Does attempting to forecast by the hour on a day 12 days away really serve any useful purpose to anyone?
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RDJ2,354 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
At the BBC, it seems as if they have developed a 'lightning map' to denote where lightning strikes were last recorded. Not sure whether this is a new thing or whether it hasn't been needed to have been used before.

A video of this has been posted in the BBC New Channel thread today, along with causing confusion to Simon McCoy as to the difference between a yellow bolt and a red bolt which is how long ago the strike happened.

More interestingly, I posted early on in the Meteogroup changeover, that the weather symbol for thunder and lightning had been recoloured a 'whiteish-blue'. Therefore have the BBC changed the official colour of thunderbolt back to the yellowy-red colour or do we have three different colours now for essentially the same thing?
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addlestones79 posts since 24 Oct 2016
Westcountry Points West
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9VJ2ubGhFg

It's a Bank Holiday and for many people they have witnessed the Mother Of All Thunderstorns or as the wonderful Tomasz says the MOAT. I thought I'd post this great vid of the thundering hot Tomasz


In the pursuit of gender equality, where's the equivalent video for Laura Tobin ?


When you have Tomasz why do you need anyone else??