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Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) 657 posts since 7 Apr 2015
I realise this is a stupid question that was probably answered when MeteoGroup first took over the BBC Weather contract but why is it that the cloud overlay (I don't know what the correct term is) cuts off at the presenter and you just see a strip of blue sea to the presenter's left? It looks like the graphics have been left incomplete.
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Critique3,217 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Didn't the old graphics simply have a gradient fade in the same spot so that the cut-off was less noticeable?

The cloud overlay does appear in full with the MeteroGroup graphics when doing the forecast for something like more than 48 hours in the future, so it could just be a case that the more-accurate weather modelling stops at that cut-off point when doing the coming day etc, and there's less of an effort to cover it up than before? I agree that it doesn't look fantastic, although on the whole the graphics have certainly grown on me since their launch.
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Juicy Joe1,590 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
BBC Weather now has "Liverpool" labelled on their National map - just in case we didn't know where it was. This is new since the start of 2020. This means that Northern Ireland is now mostly covered by "Belfast", as is most of Wales by "Birmingham". How this improves the clarity of the weather presentation, is questionable
Last edited by Juicy Joe on 8 January 2020 11:46pm
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