The (speculative) Weather Thread

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The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby i0th » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:11 pm

Obviously the festival's far to far away to have an accurate weather forecast, hell it can be hard to be accurate in this country for more than a couple of days but fuck it. Accuweather currently has:

Thu 8/10 20°/11° 1 mm rain Clouds and sun with a shower
Fri 8/11 19°/11° 4 mm rain Partly sunny with a t-storm
Sat 8/12 20°/11° 0 mm rain Partly sunny
Sun 8/13 19°/12° 1 mm rain Periods of clouds and sun
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby robin8585 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Little hot for my taste, but I could live with something along those lines.

We haven't had a wet one for a while, I'm not looking forward to the year when luck runs out on that front.

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 pm

Slightly overcast each day would do me just fine.

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby i0th » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:27 pm

Bought a hat last year as got burnt the year before. It's wind that bothers me more than anything else though tbh, ruins the sound.
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Less than about 18 degrees, calm and showers will do me.

I certainly don't want hot weather. You can't sleep, you can't cool down and you get sunburnt/sunstroke.

And no wind as it affects the sound quality and if it's too windy it's probably the only weather that could totally ruin the festival by it getting cancelled.
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Cassius » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:55 pm

We are usually pretty lucky with weather I think. Last time it for really wet was 2010

As long as it's not really humid and is mostly dry my main ask is that it be cloudy as fuck in the morning so my tent doesn't turn into an oven

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby WorMzy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:43 pm

So long as it's not a total washout during the day, and isn't arse-freezingly cold on a night, I'll be happy.
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Bizza » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:25 pm

As long as I'm not soaked through or melting then I'm good :yes:
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby donotron » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:07 am

I'm going to bring my Mac In A Sac. Pretty good if it starts raining, light and breathable and easy to pack away, not so much a burden to carry about. They are about 20 quid.
mind and bring your sun tan lotion in case its a roaster. check darksky app/page for weather closer to the time, pretty nifty

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:50 pm

Accuweather is a load of crap. Nobody has a clue what the weather will be beyond ten days and Accuweather is wasting people's time by providing daily forecasts four weeks in advance.

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:06 pm

You just need an Australian Weather Stone.

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:15 pm

They're more reliable than Accuweather.

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby florencethemachine » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:41 pm

We are usually pretty lucky with weather I think. Last time it for really wet was 2010


2014 was pretty bad. Got a text halfway through Amon Amarth letting me know that my tent had collapsed.
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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Jay1993 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:57 pm

Yeah I recall the Sunday of 2014 being pretty bad, I felt really ill during Amon Amarth but the flames did an amazing job of warming me up :lol:

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Re: The (speculative) Weather Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Saturday in 2013 was bone dry - my only Bloodstock experience so far.