Barometer v Met Office
I often wonder how my old barometer can do better than the Meteorological Office when it comes to predicting the weather in London. For days BBC London News has been forecasting that Bank Holiday Monday will be a complete washout. Last night my barometer needle shifted from Change to Fair. Okay, today's weather is breezy, cool and cloudy and there are some spits of rain on my window, but it is hardly the washout predicted by the BBC. Despite its hi-tech graphics - a slight improvement on those magnetic clouds which used to fall off the map and make the forecaster jump - the BBC London forecast is about as scientific and reliable as a horoscope. Newsflash: the sun shines on Redbridge.