The BBC Weather Test, backed by Radio 4's Today Programme, is an exciting new project designed to assess the reliability of weather forecasters. It is a unique and ambitious collaboration between BBC News, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Royal Statistical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and independent academics and weather forecasters.
The first stage of the Weather Test was to prepare a draft protocol to lay down the rules under which the forecasters' results will be tested. theWeather Club has agreed to publish this draft protocol for public consultation.
The BBC Weather Test aims to show the public just how accurate and useful the different weather forecasts now widely available actually are. These forecasts include those covering just the next few days, out to a season ahead. If you are interested in finding out more, the draft protocol is available here.
If anyone has comments or responses to the draft Protocol and the BBC Weather Test in general please email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the BBC Weather Test blog.