Met Office Has a New Way to Predict a Big Freeze

September 15th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A supercomputer can now predict a big freeze weeks in advance. A new software has just been unveiled and it is said to predict the cold snaps weeks before they are expected so as to help people prepare for them.

The Met Office which was accused of giving wrong weather forecasts following a winter spell two years ago claims that the new way of being able to predict the weather in advance works. Weather forecasters have come up with a computer program that they say can be able to track weather changes way up in the atmosphere and inform people of the weather changes that are going to take place.

The new weather predicting system is said to include weather patterns known as sudden stratospheric warnings that block warm atmospheres from coming to Europe and cause the temperatures to plunge. The office says that the new system works better and that if it was there two years ago, it would have given the right weather prediction. They say that the program was able to predict freeze temperatures weeks before the temperatures were due. The Met Office says that it installed the new system late 2010 and it has been able to give them correct predictions ever since.

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