Comparison of public weather forecasts for Adelaide
If I want what I consider the most accurate forecast for Adelaide, I’m going to refer to the Bureau of Meteorology forecast. There are a number of other weather sites on the Internet, so let’s see how close their forecasts are to what I’ll call the “official” one.
Note, temperature is measured in Celsius in Australia, so those are the units I’m displaying. Out of interest, 42°C is equivalent to 107.6°F which is equivalent to hot!
PRECIS FORECAST FOR ADELAIDE Issued at 5:00 am on Monday, 31 January 2011
Monday Max 42 Dry. Sunny.
Tuesday Min 24 Max 33 Fine. Mostly sunny. Wednesday Min 20 Max 34 Fine. Mostly sunny. Thursday Min 22 Max 34 Fine. Mostly sunny.
I went to the UK version of weather.com as that seemed to be the easiest way to get the temperatures in Celsius.
Looking at the screengrab, I can see why they’re called weatherbug.
So as you can see, most of these have absolutely no idea.. I can only presume they are throwing darts at a dart board with the numbers they come up with. Accuweather seemed to be the closest to the Bureau’s figures.
And as it turned out, Monday did get to 42°C, so the BoM was on the money.