It’s raining (not)

I’ve often mentioned that we refer to a weather site for our area to get some idea of what is expected so that we can plan and prepare ahead.
Normally, it’s pretty accurate, but the site has been confused this week, so much so that these are some of the headings I’ve read when logging in:

Expect rain Tuesday night through Wednesday.
Snow stops in 2 minutes.
Rain will continue for 112 minutes.
Rain starts in 29 minutes

Hourly Forecast:
cloudy, cloudy, sunny, sunny, cloudy, sunny, clear, mostly cloudy, mostly clear.

OK, you would expect this from a site which is hedging their bets, and the weather forecast has always been a bit of a standing joke here in the UK especially since Michael Fish and that hurricane.

However, in order:
Today is Sunday (OK, I’ll let them off for forecasting ahead, it’s what they do afterall)
There was snow on the Malverns on Friday, but today? What snow? No sign of snow  anywhere local.
This was two days ago, and it was brilliant sunshine without a cloud in the sky.
Blind panic to take the dog out for a wee, and the rain pelted down six feet after I’d left the cover of the boat. Maybe they calculated it wrong and it was 2.9 minutes.

The ‘cloudy, cloudy, sunny, sunny, cloudy’ quickstep was pretty safe, except we couldn’t see much as it was DARK.
homer Last night with our frequent trips to and from the loos, we noticed that due to a sudden drop in temperature that was mentioned absolutely nowhere on the weather site, the pontoons were like polished glass. I
t was dangerously slippery and one of the boaters nearly came a cropper.

This morning we fully expected a heavy frost and perhaps a sprinkling of the white stuff, but no, we awoke to blue skies and white fluffy clouds (but one bitch of a cold wind).

I’m waiting to tune in now and see the simple statement:
It’s raining……………………………….    or not.

camping raining          raining

I still think the most reliable way to read the weather is by pulling back the curtains or opening the back door.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to It’s raining (not)

  1. One of their relatives does our weather locally. It’s a crap shoot.

  2. We often get a similar forecast – only with steamy heat in place of the frost. You are right – the window works best for weather prediction

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