The purpose of setting up County Durham Weather initially was a personal interest page and providing local forecasts for the County Durham area. The response I have had from some followers is nothing short of fantastic with their messages of support.
As an amateur forecaster I do not have the qualifications or training like the professionals do and all I know is self taught, so yes I may get it wrong from time to time as weather forecasting is by no means easy and even the Met Office get it wrong. But I see all that as a learning curve and use it to improve my forecasting in the years ahead. As I work full time during the week it is impossible for me to monitor the weather throughout the day. Any changes that may occur that are different to my forecasts will go unnoticed by me unfortunately.
When you get forecasts of the radio or TV they are generalised, my forecasts are localised. As I know the topography of most of the region I can try and determine what kind of weather we can expect.