THE Met Office has thanked your dad for keeping people up-to-date with the weather via Facebook.
A spokesman said: “His near-daily posts on the temperature, wind and likelihood of rain in his local area offer a valuable service to his 167 friends, who would otherwise be left to get the forecast from the television, internet or a newspaper.”
The Met Office also praised your dad’s jaunty, engaging tone, as typified in today’s post: “Chance of SNOW this week but maybe just rain! Don’t get the sledge out yet!!!”
No mention was made of his inconsistent use of hashtags, which he is yet to fully understand.
Analysis of your dad’s profile found that he has a higher level of social media engagement than other weather channels, often inspiring scores of comments from family members and his friends from the pub.