About the Weather…

Yes, we’re British. To some, that is equivalent to a modest technological ability. Doesn’t apply to weather forecasting, apparently!

Channel four news insisted it’s sunny here, in Cornwall – blistering sunshine in fact – when we were in the middle of a horrendous thunderstorm (bad enough to lose power for a few minutes). I understand forecasts can be tricky. But surely we haven’t lost the ability to look out the window! Or have we?

unmbrella

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10 Replies to “About the Weather…”

  1. I’m in the US and live smack dab in the middle of a forest. The forecast here says partly cloudy most of the time. I think they secretly do that so if it is sunny or rainy they “are not far off” in their estimate. In actuality it is either sunny without a cloud in the sky or it’s storming so hard we don’t have Internet, cell signal, or electricity. I guess it’s good if you like surprises πŸ˜‰

    P.s. love the picture of the young lady and her umbrella. Too cute!

    1. Thank you, Ashley! I like the picture, too, probably because there’s no use wasting money on umbrellas in the UK. I gave up on buying them years back. When the rain is soft, it’s like walking through a car-wash. If it’s heavier, it’s also accompanied by winds. They don’t make umbrellas clever enough for British weather (they’d probably be called houses πŸ˜‰ )

      Umbrellas are overrated, anyway!

      1. Yes, I suppose a rain coat with a sturdy hood would be much better than an umbrella in all that wind, and a house is a much better umbrella. It protects you in all 6 directions πŸ™‚

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