Met Office seasonal forecasts to be scrapped March 6, 2010Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Met Office seasonal forecasts to be scrapped
BBC News, Friday, 5 March 2010
The Met Office is to stop publishing seasonal forecasts, after it came in for criticism for failing to predict extreme weather.
It was berated for not foreseeing that the UK would suffer this cold winter or the last three wet summers in its seasonal forecasts.
The forecasts, four times a year, will be replaced by monthly predictions.
The Met Office said it decided to change its forecasting approach after carrying out customer research.
Explaining its decision, the Met Office released a statement which said: “By their nature, forecasts become less accurate the further out we look.
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