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Weather forecast game

Weather forecast game

Now that you have completed Week 1, you may like to turn your hand to trying to predict the weather.

Your task is to try and predict 4 elements of the weather in Reading, U.K for Sunday 19 June 2016. We want you to predict the following:

  • The minimum temperature (in degrees C) to the nearest one decimal place

  • The maximum temperature (in degrees C) to the nearest one decimal place

  • The relative humidity at midday to the nearest whole number (%)

  • Total rainfall to the nearest decimal place (mm)

Please be aware that if you participate in the weather forecasting game:

• We will ask you to provide your FutureLearn user name so that we can record your score for you. You can choose to use an alternative username if you prefer (only identifiable to you).

• We will compile and share the results from the game, each week, to help you evaluate your weather prediction skills.

• The data we gather from the weather forecasting game will only be used for learner feedback within this course and will not be shared outside of this course.

• When we report the results from the game back to learners at the start of each week, we will provide a list of everyone’s score, in alphabetical order by username within a PDF document.

• Entering the game will automatically confirm that you have provided consent for us to list the user name you submitted when taking part in the game together with your score, within the reports shared within the course.

• Scores will not be ranked.

You can enter your predictions for this weekend on the Royal Meteorological Website. Make sure you submit your answers by 24:00 (BST) on Friday 17 June.

After the weekend, you can find out how you did in Step 2.1 where you can compare your results with our data, taken from the World Meteorological Organisation’s weather station at University of Reading.

We’ll be running this forecasting game at the end of each week of the course, so keep tabs of your predictions to see if you improve. Don’t forget you can share your thoughts in the discussion area below, and if think one of your fellow learners has made a particular good suggestion/comment, let them know.

If you want to, you can use #FLRainorShine in any discussions you may have about the course on Twitter.

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