Question Vic BOM posting forecasts later in day?

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  1. snowgum

    snowgum One of Us

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    I know the BOM get a lot of unfair 'mud' flung by all segments of society, the press, and here occasionally:

    I also understand they're long overdue a pay rise (agreement) from our beloved lords and masters in Canberra.

    So I wonder if the factor above us playing any part in terms of Vic BOM forecasts gradually drifting later in the afternoon - especially but not limited to weekends?

    And it seems to be more of a Vic thing - less so NSW.

    Or are the said overlords continually cutting back on resources, esp. South of the Rio Grande? so naturally things have to suffer?

    Fwiw: I know sometimes big, rapidly moving systems requiring warnings (inc. temps over 40c, high winds, rain events, thunder & hail extreme bushfire risk, etc...) will understandably delay the pm forecast, so I'm not including such examples.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml?ref=hdr
     
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    Nah. I think yesterday was a bit of an anom. I suspect they had a lot on their plate with probably skeleton staff being a Long Weekend and back to back cold fronts for the SE, IMO.
    Today, the regional centre forecast summary PM hit the desk at 3:50pm
     
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    I bet they weren't!

    It's fascinating just how upset most employers become when the staff receive the greater airtime.
     
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    Yup. Cricket Australia - take a bow.