weird two day heatwave incoming
It was like cycling through soup up in the Yorkshire Dales yesterday evening - so muggy & really poor visibility with the murk.
It was lovely yesterday. Almost forgot I hate this place.
Why are the MET Office so shite after all these years?
Aw yeah mate, Tuesday will be overcast n that but dry ya know no worries......lol JOKE!
Because weather is basically chaotic and that means that it is impossible to accurately predict.
I don't know which MET office forecast you've been looking at but they've been predicting wet weather for a few days. BBC weather, which doesn't use MET office data, yesterday were predicting heavy showers. Though I'd say that more than 24 hours in advance no forecast is very reliable. I work outdoor so spend a lot of time looking at forecasts.
Forecasts are certainly variable, & is is annoying when they're wrong especially WRT rain. I've got a lot of sympathy for forecasters though as it is really hard - my partner has a PhD in weather stuff gives me a sense of realism in what can be predicted with such complex systems.
On a short term basis, I find making my own forecasts from rain radar quite effective. NetWeather's free one is decent & there's an app too.
Been keenly watching the MET Office website for the central belt of Scotland but it shifted over night so all my packed bags for my impromptu-esque bike pack trip will have to wait until tomorrow...unless they are lying about that too.
I'm tongue in cheek of course but its frustrating all the same.
In this country.
If your country is the size of a Europe and flat, it's very (ok relatively) easy to accurately predict the weather. I still thought a country famous for talking about the weather would have better predictions, but here we are.
It's famous for talking about it because it's always different and hard to predict and we're all boring shits.
Think of what you could've done if you'd stopped all weather forecasting and spent the money on burning tyres or something. You'd have lovely weather by now...
This NetWeather site is nice, thanks for that!
I like https://darksky.net/
The weather forecasting and chitchat was just to give us something else to talk about politely while we rampaged around the world, stealing other people's weather and wealth and people.
We're off to Glencoe Thursday for three or four nights of Munros with wild camps. It's looking reassuringly West Coast shite....
Wouldnt worry about it, probably be 28 degrees n blazing sun for aw they know about Scottish mountain weather.
My plan is to ride out to Oban tomorrow, so through that wayish...once again the forecast looks not terrible.
MWIS showing band of rain from Friday, with wind. Ideal for camping on the tops!
But yeah, can turn on a dime specially Glencoe
Tbf I would take a significant headwind on the road if it meant no midges in the evening. Eradicate them all, immediately, I say.
I get absolutely ravaged by them, my girlfriend hardly at all...
I'm waiting on a midge shirt to arrive. I'm taking it to the wee cunts this time
Is that a protective layer or like....a chemical infused repellent shirt?
it’s a shirt that makes you look like a big midge so they think you’re one of their own
Ah I like that, infiltrate from the inside, gain their trust and just when they let their guard down.....wipe em out.
It's this although I'm getting a cheap Amazon version
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