Weather forecasting is the prediction of the state of the atmosphere in a particular region over a period of 24 to 48 hours.
Weather forecasting is done almost daily by various authorities given the power to do so by the government, for example in Tanzania weather forecasting is performed by Tanzania meteorological authority.
The following are disadvantages of weather forecasting
- weather is extremely difficult to forecast correctly
- it is expensive to monitor so many variables from som amny sources
- the computers needed to perform the millions of calculations necessary are expensive
- the weather forecasters get blamed if the weather is different from the forecast