‘Is BBC’s weather app drunk?’: Social media erupts after the Beeb forecasts it will be 7C across Europe for TWO DAYS – as people joke ‘is someone having a laugh?’
In what appears to be a glaring technical error, a map of the UK and Europe is currently covered with a sea of pessimistic forecasts all through the day and night.
Seeing the funny side, several social media users have poked fun at the Corporation, with some joking that those in charge must be ‘having a laugh.’
One user joked: ‘BBC weather go to bed you’re drunk’, with another adding: ‘Are you serious BBC? New Ice Age?’
A third quipped: ‘Maybe June 2023 won’t be the warmest June on record after all if tomorrow’s BBC forecast is true’.
Social media has erupted after the BBC Weather app predicted it will be 7C across Europe for the next two days
One user joked that BBC Weather was ‘drunk’ amid the glaring technical error on Thursday night
A fourth said: ‘Cold snap on the way @bbcweather?!’
And another added: ‘@bbcweather Someone is having a laugh! A constant 7 degrees for the next week?!’
With the UK actually bracing itself for temperatures of up to 18C tomorrow, according to the Met Office, it’s no surprise Britons are seeing the funny side.
Meanwhile, countries in Europe such as France and Germany are predicted to have soaring temperatures of 24C.
Some cities, such as Madrid, have been given a more generous forecast of 15C by the BBC – but it is still some way off the 34C heatwave predicted in the Spanish capital this weekend.
Amid the 7C prediction in the UK, provisional figures suggest the average temperature for the month is already set to beat the previous record of 14.9C, reached in both June 1940 and June 1976.
Four of the current top 10 warmest June have occurred this century: 14.8 C in 2018, 14.5C in 2003, 14.5C in 2006 and 14.4C in 2017. Met Office temperature data begins in 1884.
In response to the technical glitch, the BBC Weather Twitter account said: ‘Our apologies for the incorrect temperatures appearing on the website and app.
BBC Weather were forced to apologise for the incorrect temperatures appearing on their site
‘We are working with our data suppliers to fix this fault.’
However, it also emerged that it wasn’t just the website that was suffering from technical issues.
Footage from BBC News showed forecasters presenting the weather with what appeared to be an incorrect map displayed behind them.
One frustrated viewer at home tweeted: ‘Not just the website and the app [which is wrong]. These things happen but it was the lack of acknowledgment [sic] from the presenters that disappointed.’
Again, there were multiple 7C forecasts shown on the map, while separate footage showed another presenter speaking with day-by-day predictions of 8C from Monday to Thursday across the UK next week.
Social media users also pointed out that the BBC appeared to be showing the wrong forecasts on TV too