Are UK television weather forecasts a form of hypnosis?

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  1. James7

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    Has anyone else noticed that the UK television weather forecasts are far too intense, almost to the point of hypnosis?

    Everyone complains that the forecasts are inaccurate or at least change as the hours go by, but why don't they just admit this rather than attempt to hypnotize everyone that THIS WILL BE the weather?

    I suppose I am talking more about BBC News 24 rather that Sky News whose forecasts are rather brief and only contain a faceless voice.

    A few years ago the BBC weather forecast showed what appeared to be a crystal ball in the corner of the screen and the forecasters would use rather loud and obvious hypnotic gestures with their hands. However these days they tend to deliver the weather in the style of a medieval baron. And both the male and female presenters will do this.

    And it appears I'm not the only one to have noticed this. See the following image and link:

     
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    The object to the left of the BBC Weather logo is obviously a crystal ball. It can't be anything else.

    But the question is, what do crystal balls have to do with meteorology?
     
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    It's a water droplet.
     
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    Beat me to it. Clearly a rain drop.
     
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    Since when has a raindrop been perfectly spherical? Even if it were partly based on a raindrop, it would still be an unusual symbol to use.

    Another thing I've noticed with the BBC Weather forecast is that they don't simply replay the same videoed forecast over and over again throughout the day, but give you a live hour by hour update. This proves that the forecast is continually changing as time goes on.
     
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    You need to stop watching the weather forecast, and get a life instead. The time during the forecast can be used to pour a drink, kick the cat or shag your partner, all of which will make you feel better.
     
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    Watch this following YouTube video of a BBC Weather forecast on Storm Doris. The crystal ball is clearly NOT a raindrop but reveals the changing weather patterns upon its surface.

    Also note the extensive use of overly animated hand gesturing which includes much use of splayed finger hand pointing and index finger gestures, sometimes from both hands simultaneously. The whole thing is completely OTT.

    And you thought I was just making the whole thing up?

    Storm Doris Forecast BBC Weather 22/2/17
     
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    Here's another video, this one more up-to-date and reveals the medieval 'baronial' style of presentation I referred to earlier.

    Perhaps you could argue that the whole thing is completely subjective, but I would insist that I CAN actually see something.

    It's not just this one presenter who's involved with this style of presentation, male presenters are involved as well, however I couldn't help noticing that the presenter's name is Louise Lear. Perhaps she was thinking of Shakespeare's King Lear? Just a suggestion........

    Louise Lear BBC Weather 2020 10 05
     
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    Looks like a regular weather forecast to me.
    Let’s say you’re right though. To what end?
     
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    It's possible not everyone is sensitive to this and can actually see what's being referred to. A percentage split is probably involved where a significant percentage of the population can actually see what we're looking at. And you can't forget that the symbolism is intended to work at the subconscious/subliminal level.

    To answer you're question to what end? The answer to this may be a little too obvious, "It's you know who that's saying this. Hello there......!"
     
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    Sorry, I’m not picking up what you’re putting down.
     
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    The Ruling Class.
     
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    Just curious, do people think the internet has created a whole bunch of people inclinde to convince themselves of the most bizarre and absurd conspiracies imaginable, or did these people always exist in the same numbers but generally kept to themselves or a fairly small audience?

    I only ask because two random clicks just today on PF have led me to someone who thinks the 'Green New Deal' is going to lead to the US being invaded & thus WW3, and now this. Was the world always like this & we just didn't know it?
     
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    In Japan, they had to pass legislation restricting the length of the apologies by weather forecasters who forecasted innaccurately. Despite the common knowledge that the weather is still largely unpredictable, their culture demanded such lengthy and dramatic apologies (the modern form of sepaku) for professional failure that weathermen were spending more time apologizing for errors than actually talking about the weather. They were only able to avoid this daily drama by making it illegal.
     
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    I admit this probably isn't the best video there could be demonstrating what I have termed 'the medieval baronial' style of presentation. Sometimes it's far more obvious than this.

    Honestly, I've heard others express the exact same opinion that the BBC Weather forecasts can be 'hypnotic'. And these same people can be quite conservative minded in general.
     
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    The weather forecasting in the UK can sometimes be atrocious.

    The BBC's online Weather forecast, for example, can tell you that for each and every given hour throughout the following day there will be a 50% chance of rain. This leaves you thinking that it must rain at least once during that day. However when the day in question arrives, it rains all day long and doesn't stop. The quoted statistics must surely be wrong? For it to rain all day long without stopping, there should be a 95%+ chance of it raining for each and every given hour.

    The worst example of bad weather forecasting in the UK was the Great Storm of 1987. On the evening before it happened the BBC weather forecasters laughed off the suggestion that hurricane force winds were on the way and stated that although it might be a bit windy, it was nothing really to worry about. Many areas the next day woke up to total devastation:

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    Another thing these weather forecasters do is attempt to blind you with science and facts & figures while wearing their smartest suits. But we can still see their forecasts can be wildly inaccurate.

    They can sound like pressure salesmen as well as hypnotists.
     
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    I was trained in weather when I got my pilot's license. I noticed what you notice but it is not abnormal to illustrate the flow of the isobars which represent barometric pressures. Clouds are all over earth and the alarmists never talk about clouds. Scientists talk about clouds a lot.

    The clouds do cool earth. Like when you stand below a tree you get cooler.

    Scientists discuss clouds, Democrats do not. This is a huge problem.

    Watch Democrats scream murder when scientists remark the earth is cooling. It pisses them off.
     
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    Frankly that is normal to see on TV. I would not worry about this all that much. Reporters on TV are trained on presentation is all that amounts to. Did she lie? I do not see her lying. Some said the Japanese lied or were wrong and apologized. That was new for me to read.
     
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    But there is such a thing as honest science.

    Their manner of presentation is not pragmatic enough and is completely didactic. Hence that is why they sound like medieval barons, pressure salesmen or hypnotists.
     
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    This is my advice to any who has your frame of reference. We all are using the computer to discuss. I look at weather using the same computer. And you can find the kind of presentations you want to watch.

    I am a critic of those alarmists who predict man is ruining this planet. They are the true alarmists and they work daily to frighten all of the people. Worse they craft laws against the people.

    For my area

    https://www.google.com/search?q=wea...l2j69i60l2.10818j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
     
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    I can't help thinking they've left it far too late in the day. The seas have been filling with plastic for decades. Species have been going extinct and we've been losing our forests for centuries.

    Certainly the global weather patterns started to go crazy over just the past few years. It seems an unfortunate coincidence that we should have a sudden, global environmental emergency, quickly followed by a health emergency/pandemic. However some scientists have actually connected the two and have been predicting a viral pandemic for years, even naming the year, 2020.

    It's a shame they couldn't have prepared better for both emergencies before the event, rather than fussing over cutbacks and budgets, etc.
     
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    James, perhaps you know England a lot. I am really less up to date on them than the Americans here in the USA.

    The CV19 virus we all know originated in China. A woman says at the lab in Wuhan others claim from Bats. This is above my pay grade.
    It seems to me to be unlikely they transported bats a thousand miles to sell.

    This came out in 2017 ahead of the US infections.

     
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    Wherever the virus came from it was still probably an accident.

    However far more could have been done to stop the virus spreading via international travel. What's the point of quarantining an entire city in China and then letting the planes fly out all around the world? The virus spread so quickly globally because of international air travel. The WHO played a part in letting this happen.

    However governments could have prepared and learned lessons after the last SARS outbreak which almost went global.

    Here's Dr. Fauci talking about the dangers of a global pandemic back in 2016 and then after all that.........it happened anyway.........

    Watch Dr. Fauci Eerily Predict the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2016
     
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    UK weather forecasts have cool graphics. I guess it is easier to do when you have a small area to cover in comparison to the US.
     

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