Roger Cox: Chasing weather windows
Weather forecasters may not get the same level of recognition as more high-profile public servants like doctors or fire fighters – you don’t often hear small boys saying “when I grow up I want to be a weather man” – but as far as I’m concerned, the guys and girls at the Met Office are more-or-less gods. These islands of ours, with their mischievously unpredictable maritime climate, must be one of the toughest places in the world to try and second-guess Mother Nature, and yet day after day, month after month, year after year, these unsung heroes manage to give us incredibly precise information about what’s coming our way.

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