Met Office to be given Windows

Written by IainB

Monday, 1 February 2010

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Bright and sunny in Greenwich today

In a surprise move, the Meteorological Office in the UK, or Met Office, as it is called (not a Met Officer who is a police person working in London), is to have holes knocked through the walls and the bricks are to be replaced by glass.

This new initiative comes after it was noted that the Current Conditions for Greenwich on the Met Office's web site was incorrect, saying it was a clear sunny day, when in fact, it was raining, cloudy and night time. The Met Office is located in Greenwich, and as the highly paid, highly skilled meteorologists seemed unable to correctly guess the weather happening where they were, that windows would be a good idea.

"It's certainly novel," said Michael Fish, a now disgraced meteorologist who pioneered getting the weather disastrously wrong. "In my day I wouldn't know what time it was, never mind what the weather was like outside my office."

Rob McElwee, the current incumbent in the chair of incorrect weather forecasting, has thought long and hard about the new windows, and decided that he likes them.

"I've not seen these things before," he said, standing outside one of the new windows. "I think I like them. They're certainly a new tool in our toolbox that we can use to help people know what the weather is doing right now."

McElwee then folded up the umbrella he'd been holding all through the interview, at the moment the rain came down.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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