27% chance of rain at 2 p.m., what does it mean?

Earlier our Meteorological Researcher Wim van den Berg wrote a blog about it.

Last friday, BBC4's Tim Harford and the 'More or Less' team were tackling the same problem. In an effort to 'try to make sense of the statistics which surround us' they spoke with Nikki Berry, Senior Meteorologist on the MeteoGroup UK team, about how to properly read the BBC weather app.

BBC 4
 

Complicated?  It took Nikki Berry just 7 minutes to explain. Listen to the clip below: 

Or read all about it at the BBC News site!

A 27% chance of rain at 2 p.m. What does it actually mean?