In Sunday's Observer newspaper an article - Get a weather warning by text: 'Head4shelter' - describes how a new website is to offer an SMS service to warn mobile users of location-specific weather:
"You plan to spend the day watching tennis at Wimbledon. Before setting off, you type 'SW19' into a website, which, while you are on your way, sends you a text message: 'Rain coming your way.' You decide tennis is not such a good idea and go to the Tate instead...The website netweather.tv is to offer subscribers SMS text warnings of imminent downpours, sensitive to within a few miles and updatable every quarter of an hour.
'If you're putting the washing out to dry, or thinking of having a barbecue, an SMS rain warning will make your life a lot easier,' said Paul Michaelwaite, managing director of netweather.tv."
Yes - but lets remember Michael Fish's prediction of calm weather before the hurricane struck!?