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tr.v. fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing, fore·casts
1. To estimate or predict in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data. See Synonyms at predict.
2. To serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow: price increases that forecast inflation.
A prediction, as of coming events or conditions: The weather forecast stated that it would rain.

[Middle English forecasten, to plan beforehand : fore-, fore- + casten, to throw, calculate, prepare; see cast.]

fore·cast′a·ble adj.
fore′cast′er n.
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Noun1.forecasting - a statement made about the future
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
extropy - the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
fortunetelling - the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
horoscope - a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
meteorology, weather forecasting - predicting what the weather will be
forecast, prognosis - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
divination, prophecy - a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Meterological Department (PMD),Sunday forcast dry weather to prevail in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi during next 24 hours.
ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Meterological Department (PMD)Thursday forcast mainly dry weather would likely to persists in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi during next 24 hours.
I also forcast an end to interest rate rises in 2018 due to the fragile nature of the British economy and the Brexit challenge.
49% during the forcast period year 2016-2023, covering the largest market share approx 71.
The Met Office also forcast cloudy weather for most parts of the region.
The high spatial resolution of SOFIA combined with the unique wavelength coverage and impressive dynamic range of the FORCAST camera allowed us to resolve the warm emission around eps Eri, confirming the model that located the warm material near the Jovian planet's orbit," Kate Su from the University of Arizona who led the research team that made the observations, said in a statement.
Helen Doyle Looking at the forcast online it's warmer but raining.
The observations for these findings were gathered with the FORCAST instrument on SOFIA, the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope, which can gather images and spectra of planets, stars, interstellar clouds and galaxies at mid-infrared wavelengths.
When asked would he give Aldo a rematch after their meeting at UFC 194, McGregor forcast the Brazilian would not be able to answer the bell for the second round.
Next week, temperature in Qatar is forcast to soar as high as 48 degrees Celsius.
Weather experts forcast widespread rain, and thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Azad Kashmir as well as in Lahore, Gujranwala and Hazara divisions.
As per our forcast, there is +/- difference of four days, which is from May 27 to June 3.