BBC Weatherman Philip Avery Apologizes For Predicting Sunshine When It Rained

BBC weatherman apologizes rain
BBC weatherman apologizes rain



Most residents of southeast England learn to live with rain disrupting their outdoor activities. But when the heavens opened on Sunday, bringing torrential downpours, a BBC weatherman took to the air to do something a weatherman may never have done before: apologize for it.

"There are thunderstorms there which were not represented in our forecasts over the past couple days or so," Philip Avery, who has been reporting the weather for the BBC for 14 years, told viewers. "I have to say we can't even blame the computers, the computers actually wanted to put those thunderstorms in there, but forecasters thought that it wasn't supported by enough evidence and so we went for the dry, hot option."