Forecasting the weather

Forecasting the weather

Most forecasting is now done by computers

Most forecasting is now done by computers

There are many steps involved in forecasting the weather. Satellites, weather stations, offshore gas rigs etc. all collect information.

This information is all fed into computers at the Met Eireann centre in Dublin where Meteorologists make their prediction of the weather. They then give their forecasts to TV stations, Radios etc. and these are broadcast.

What type of people need to keep a check on the weather?

  • Farmers
  • Fishermen          ‹   All these occupations rely on weather
  • Pilots                        forecasts for their jobs
  • Sailors
  • Builders

 Can you think of any other occupations that need to check the weather?

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