Keep Scottish Weather Forecasting and Specialist Marine Services in Scotland sign now

Dear Sir,

We the undersigned urge you to reconsider the proposed closure of Aberdeen Met Office.

The nature and complexity of the Scottish landscapes makes it very difficult to predict the local weather using computer models. The accuracy of forecasts for Scotland is therefore heavily reliant on the experience and knowledge of local effects provided by the dedicated forecasting teams based in Aberdeen.

As well as Scottish forecasts and a range of services for the oil and gas industry, the Aberdeen centre provides information for a number of specialist services such as MarineCall, MountainCall, Winter fishing forecasts, Road conditions, Aviation charts and the SEPA flood warning system.

The availability and accuracy of these products and services is important to those who live, work or spend leisure time in Scotland.

We are, therefore, petitioning you to retain these specialist teams of Scottish and Marine forecasters in Aberdeen.

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  • 10 February 20161000. Peter M
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016999. Helene R
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016998. Robert N
    It is imperative I get a good forcast and the detail obtained from Scottish weather forcasting is excellent.
  • 09 February 2016997. Lorri L
    I support this petition
  • 09 February 2016996. Paul G
    В
  • 08 February 2016995. W Msmithmdlhdltdfishingvessela
    i have worked in the fishing industry for over 40 years and know how important accurate local forecasting is to the industry.
  • 07 February 2016994. Joyce T
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016993. Kath H
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  • 06 February 2016992. Shiona B
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016991. Joanna K
    Computers can't do everything humans can! (luckily)
  • 05 February 2016990. M C
    Which Minister will accept responsibility for the first deaths / injuries that occur due to walkers, climbers etc venturing out without having full accurate local weather conditions and not just those based on computer models?
  • 04 February 2016989. Elaine Y
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016988. Douglas W
    I have valued the accuracy of the Scottish hill and marine forecasts for many years. I have no doubt that local knowledge has contributed to this accuracy.
  • 04 February 2016987. Richard T
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2016986. Stephen W
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016985. Lesley M
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016984. Hamish B
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016983. H Ar
    It is essential for marine safety that the weather forecasting service remains in Scotland.
  • 30 January 2016982. Judith Elizabetht
    I support this petition
  • 28 January 2016981. Veronica G
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  • 28 January 2016980. Marvin S
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016979. Dorothy A
    Please keep the Met Office in Aberdeen
  • 27 January 2016978. Sheena D
    HOW CAN PEOPLE BASED IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND HAVE THE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE THOSE HOLD IN ABERDEEN WHEN IT COMES TO WEATHER FORCASTING. WE CAN HAVE FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY AND WITH THE OIL AND GAS AS WELL AS FISHING INDUSTRIES ON OUR DOORSTEP I FIND THE NOTION
  • 26 January 2016977. Derek M
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Audra LawsonBy:
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MetOffice Council and Responsible Ministers

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