About the Weather…

02 Aug

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?



Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Just A Thought


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10 responses to “About the Weather…

  1. nancytex2013

    August 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    The only job in the world where you can be wrong 60% (or more) of the time, and still stay employed. πŸ™‚

    • ellamedler

      August 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      How? How can we even get it wrong historically? πŸ˜€

  2. Emma

    August 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm


  3. sherry fundin

    August 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm


  4. fuonlyknew

    August 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Here on the Gulf Coast it can be sunny in the front yard and raining mermaids in the back yard! LOL

  5. ellamedler

    August 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Hey! You sure you’re not in Cornwall?

  6. AshleyNicole

    August 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    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!

    • ellamedler

      August 10, 2013 at 9:52 am

      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!

      • AshleyNicole

        August 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        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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