Tourist Attraction Owner Wants to Sue over Bad Weather Reports

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0  Updated at 2:35 am, October 5th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man who runs an animal attraction in Devon in Southwest England wants to sue the British office of meteorology, claiming “pessimistic forecasts” are cutting into tourism’s bottom line.

Rick Turner tells the website Metro, “Over the August bank holiday weekend, I remember they forecast a whole weekend of rain with heavy rain on the Saturday.  We did not have a drop and were enjoying sunshine and blue sky all day.”

A spokesman for the U.K.’s national weather service says, “No one, not even the Met Office, is able to get it right 100 per of the time.  But the UK is lucky enough to have one of the best weather forecasting services in the world.”

Turner is hoping to recruit more people in his line of work to undertake legal action against the weather service.

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