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Weather forecasts: up to one week in advance

Mason, Simon J.; Thomson, Madeleine C.

In this chapter, we examine how weather forecasts are made and how they may be used by the health sector. We explore why, where and when we might obtain good forecasts and why sometimes the forecasts go wrong. We consider the theoretical and practical constraints on weather forecasts and why their accuracy declines rapidly after only a few days. Knowing the limitations of weather forecasts helps us to learn how to make best use of such information.

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Title
Climate Information for Public Health Action
Publisher
Routledge
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315115603-7

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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Published Here
March 18, 2020