Curious about the unsettled weather? The Met Office's chief forecaster is here to answer your question

The Argus: Met Office chief forecaster Will Lang Met Office chief forecaster Will Lang

For more than two weeks Sussex has been subjected to a barage of rain, winds and floods.

The storms which started before Christmas caused havoc on the roads and railways and high anxiety for coast-dwellers 

As the county begins to take stock, Met Office chief forecaster Will Lang has agreed to answer your questions about all-things weather related. 

Leave you queries in the comments section below or send to finn.scott-delany@theargus.co.uk

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5:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

beeprightoff says...

Are statistics available to assess how accurate forecasts are? I've searched and only found temperature forecast comparisons. What I'm more interested in is, for example, the forecast says it's going to rain in city X tomorrow compared to the recorded data about whether it rained or not.

I'd be very interested in seeing how the accuracy changed as time gets closer to the time being studied.

This data must exist, is it publicly available?

Thanks.
Are statistics available to assess how accurate forecasts are? I've searched and only found temperature forecast comparisons. What I'm more interested in is, for example, the forecast says it's going to rain in city X tomorrow compared to the recorded data about whether it rained or not. I'd be very interested in seeing how the accuracy changed as time gets closer to the time being studied. This data must exist, is it publicly available? Thanks. beeprightoff

6:32pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton?
How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton? Brighton1000

7:11pm Wed 8 Jan 14

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton?
The Green's are such wonderful environmentalists that the Forestry Comission has threatened to take Brighton and Hove Green Council to court, due to the amount of trees that the Greens have cut-down in and around Brighton.

And let's not forget the Green's proposed plans to build gypsy camps on the South Downs, a National Park...
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton?[/p][/quote]The Green's are such wonderful environmentalists that the Forestry Comission has threatened to take Brighton and Hove Green Council to court, due to the amount of trees that the Greens have cut-down in and around Brighton. And let's not forget the Green's proposed plans to build gypsy camps on the South Downs, a National Park... BornInBrighton1968

8:04pm Wed 8 Jan 14

semper cogitans says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton?
The greens are renowned for making their own wind!
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: How much wind would it take to blow the greens out of brighton?[/p][/quote]The greens are renowned for making their own wind! semper cogitans

9:47am Thu 9 Jan 14

Warren C says...

Is our weather becoming more unsettled?
And what would happen to Brighton if there was the predicted rise in sea levels?
Is our weather becoming more unsettled? And what would happen to Brighton if there was the predicted rise in sea levels? Warren C

1:38am Fri 10 Jan 14

jimpy762 says...

What will the weather be doing a fortnight on Sunday? If you can't answer that with 100% certainty then you're not much of an expert and I hope for as much hot air from the atmosphere as we're getting from you.
What will the weather be doing a fortnight on Sunday? If you can't answer that with 100% certainty then you're not much of an expert and I hope for as much hot air from the atmosphere as we're getting from you. jimpy762

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