Television weather forecasters may soon use simpler terms for their predictions, the Met Office has said.
The move follows an internal review in which Met Office staff gave their views on how best to portray the weather.
Suggestions include using "patchy rain" rather than "showery outbreaks", and "warm for most", rather than "chilly in isolated areas".
The Met Office - which trains BBC forecasters - said the idea was to make forecasts "clearer and more relevant".
Oh Dear - "More relevant" if you see that phrase you know it is bad news. There is a place for simple forecasts, but there is also a place for serious forecasts that treat the viewer as an adult with some knowledge - I think though that place is the Internet not the TV. Rarely do I get real information from the TV anymore, just some froth and filler to the stories.