Each year the MetService aims to detect and warn of at least 75 per cent of all significant wind, rain or snow events.
And each year it outdoes itself, says weather ambassador Bob McDavitt.
This week the weather forecast service came in for a blasting from Far North Mayor Wayne Brown, who blamed it and television news for thousands of holiday cancellations in Northland over Labour weekend.
Philip Duncan, head weather analyst at Weather Watch, said a problem with people relying on television weather forecasts was that these were “one shot” and once a weather warning had gone out, it was difficult to retract.
on 1/11/2008 12:07am
It’s just one of those things! Met service tries it’s best but Northland is a very thin part of the country, it’s always going to be difficult to forecast.
I live there and since the official start of spring we’ve had very little rain, but if you looked at the forecast you’d think we’d had our fair share!
I get up in the morning and look at the sky, then again at lunch time, afternoon, tea time etc etc!!