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Making heavy weather over Scotland


FRANCE-STORM/Anyone listening to the BBC radio weather forecast this morning on the first day of Autumn will have come away with a detailed knowledge of how things look likely to pan out in Scotland – heavy winds apparently and not at all a day for going out walking on the hills.

They will also have probably had more than they need about Northern Ireland, with its endless bands of rain.

But if they lived where most of the population actually does live, London and the southeast, they would have got next to nothing. Just a couple of words about occasional cloud at the end of the bulletin.

Does this make sense?

Ah but the weather at Britain’s periphery is so much more interesting, say the forecasters, and people who live in places like the Outer Hebrides need to know what the weather’s going to do far more than city folk in their offices.