Obligatory weather topic

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby suicidal_orange » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:18 pm

bloodofthekings wrote:I'm not trusting any weather forecast until Friday morning, and even then there's a good chance it won't be accurate.

Agreed. This mindset doesn't help when packing on Wednesday night though :eyes:

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:23 pm

suicidal_orange wrote:
bloodofthekings wrote:I'm not trusting any weather forecast until Friday morning, and even then there's a good chance it won't be accurate.

Agreed. This mindset doesn't help when packing on Wednesday night though :eyes:


Obviously pack for all eventualities, my point was that folk shouldn't be panicking.

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby fluffkitten » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:05 pm

Just going to do the usual and pack for both tipping it down and a sunny heatwave. That way it'll turn out grey and mild.
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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby aggydaggy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:47 pm

One day of rain isnt too bad... although its very shitty for August. I hate having rain wet hair so better pack a few hoodies and hats.

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby suicidal_orange » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:01 pm

So finally some agreement from BBC and the met office - wet Friday then generally OK. Assuming it has been a dry week as they suggest hopefully the ground will just absorb it and all good. Still going to need to pack something more than a t-shirt though.

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby slayerslays » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:18 pm

I just noticed that the Saturday forecast is for up to 49mph south-westerly winds in the afternoon. Anyone who was at BOA the last time there was some of these winds might have not so fond memories.
Remember to put your tent up with the door facing away from the wind direction.
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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby Nicktrix » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:04 am

The Boardmasters festival in Cornwall has just been cancelled due to the storm warnings (specifically the wind) for Friday and Saturday .... doesn't bode well

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby Luciam » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:22 am

Using the MetOffice (only one I really have any trust in) it doesn't look too bad, not great, but not terrible

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/fo ... 2019-08-10

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby Splekks » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 am

Cornwall is quite a way from Derby.

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:15 am

The hourly forecast on Accuweather doesn't look too terrible.

Saturday will be a bit shitty but the winds are to ease by around 7pm
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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby yog sothoth » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:35 am

Met Office has yellow warning for rain on Friday and yellow warning for wind on Saturday- think I’ll be bringing extra tent pegs.
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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby ScrumpiesVeteran » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:00 am

Beeb forecast has improved significantly since yesterday. Less rain, thunder and wind over the weekend. Still classed as breezy with showers but nowhere near as bad.

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby Fourducks » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm

I'm a bit worried at the blanket rain/storms on Friday and high winds on Saturday to be honest. Hopefully it's not that bad in the end.
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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby suicidal_orange » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:32 pm

I just hope they're right that the wind doesn't start 'til Friday - putting up a tent in 30mph gusts would be fun!

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Re: Obligatory weather topic

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:02 pm

suicidal_orange wrote:No offense to meteorologists but predicting the weather for a small island is by their own admission near impossible so not sure why they bother this far in advance. Maybe this time Wednesday next week I'll believe them enough to decide whether to take a coat on the coach up based on their prediction...

Websites like AccuWeather and Metcheck are businesses which give people what they're asking for i.e. day-by-day weather forecasts far in advance. The 90-day forecasts which AccuWeather provide shouldn't be taken seriously as the theoretical limit of predictability is 10 days, and even after 5 days the reliability of the forecast drops off substantially. This is why the Met Office don't give daily forecasts for more than seven days, and after two days each day has three hour intervals rather than one hour. Only pay attention to the Met Office forecasts, not AccuWeather or Metcheck.

slayerslays wrote:I just noticed that the Saturday forecast is for up to 49mph south-westerly winds in the afternoon. Anyone who was at BOA the last time there was some of these winds might have not so fond memories.
Remember to put your tent up with the door facing away from the wind direction.
https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forec ... on-Trent/4

Good call. I wouldn't have thought of that. All I need to do is get my bearings tomorrow. Maybe I'll bring a compass.