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Weather forecast game

Forecasting game for Week 3
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This week is your last chance to submit your prediction in the weather forecasting game, or to see if you can improve on your score from the previous week. If it’s still early in the week, you may like to come back to this on Thursday or Friday.

Your task is to try and predict four elements of the weather in Reading, UK for Sunday 21 October 2018. 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 12:00 (GMT) to the nearest whole number (%)

• Total rainfall to the nearest decimal place (mm)

Please enter your predictions for this weekend on the link provided at the bottom of this Step and don’t forget to make a note of your predicted forecast so you can refer back to it. Make sure you submit your answers by 24:00 (GMT) on Friday 19 October. Unfortunately, we have to set this as a cut-off point, to allow us to evaluate the forecasts.

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). The username that you chose when taking part in the game, together with your score will appear in the report and will be visible to all participants in the course.

• Each week we’ll compile and share the results from the game, 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’ll provide a list of everyone’s score, in alphabetical order by username within a PDF document.

• Scores will not be ranked.

Enter your prediction on the Royal Meteorological Society website.

The results

After the weekend, you can return to this Step to find out how your did. You’ll be able to compare your results with our data, taken from the World Meteorological Organisation’s weather station at the University of Reading.

Don’t forget you can share your thoughts in the discussion area below, and if you 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, Facebook or Instagram.

Update: Monday 22 October 2018.

We invited you to predict the weather of Sunday 21 October 2018. Take a look at the Results Table to find out how you got on in the Weather Forecasting Game in Week 3.

Did you score higher or lower than you expected? We look forward to hearing your thoughts in the discussion area below.

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