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Raf (Meteorological Service Forecasts)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 24 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air why aviation forecasts issued from out-stations are not checked with the subsequent actual conditions unless complaints are made or an accident occurs.

It is part of the duty of all forecasting officers in the Meteorological Service to compare their forecasts with the subsequent conditions, whether or not complaints are made. Moreover, they are encouraged to report to Headquarters all cases where the explanation of any discrepancy between what is forecast and what is actually experienced is technically obscure.