Royal Meteorological Society talk: Weather Forecasting - how good have you got?

Speaker: Geoff Monk, Mountain Weather Information Service

Weather forecasts are available from many sources through a variety of media; on some portals up to 16 days ahead. Yet how skilful are the forecasts - even a few days ahead, where for example, in Britain local topography can result in very different conditions over just a few miles? Recent weather sequences will be used to illustrate model predictability on large (synoptic) and smaller (meso) scales at a range of lead times. The importance of presenting forecast information in formats most helpful to the user will be touched on. 

Please join us for refreshments from 6.30pm.

About the Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Centre.

The Yorkshire Centre is one of several local centres around the UK that organise regular meetings for those interested in all aspects of meteorology. Speakers present talks on a variety of topics and the meetings provide an opportunity to meet other members socially. 

Unless stated otherwise, all meetings are held in the Level 8 Seminar Room, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. The talks are free and open to members and non-members alike. 

The Yorkshire Local Centre Committee 2018-2019

Chair - Dorian Speakman
Secretary - John Goulding
Treasurer - Lindsay Bennett
Publicity team - Kamalika Sengupta, Beth Woodhams and Ben Pickering
Committee Officers - David Cherry, Clive Mills-Hicks, Victoria Smith and Jim McQuaid

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