Loving the new design for the BBC five-day weather forecast on the Web…

The forecast has become remarkably accurate over the last decade or so, especially at the 48 hour range. Anyone with old fashioned preconceptions about ‘not being able to trust a weather forecast’ might do well to think again in regard to their local weather station’s 5-day forecast. Although, admittedly, I guess that may only hold true if you’re inland from the coast.

You do have to make sure that you’re looking at the right weather station, though. For instance, there’s a tendency for the BBC website to push Stoke-on-Trent people to the Leek weather station (which is in the Peak District Moorlands, with much colder weather than down in the city) when what someone in the Potteries wants is the station at Sideway in the Stoke valley.