"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weather forecasts

We could have gone away in the caravan this weekend. In fact, when we came back from our last trip a fortnight ago, we agreed that we would try and get away again this weekend. So what stopped us?
Probably the weather forecast which, during the week, unfolded a picture of wind and rain all weekend.
"Plans for the weekend? Don't even bother," said the local weathergirl on Thursday.
So, we decided to be sensible and stay at home, smug in the knowledge that we were not about to be drowned at sea or blown over the nearest cliff.
And that would have been that, except for the fact that the BBC weather forecasters these days seem to be congenitally unable to get the damn forecasts right!
So, had we been able to see into the future, 'Don't bother going anywhere' would have translated as 'Wall to wall sunshine and a light breeze' which is what we had yesterday and today and probably will again tomorrow.
Infuriating!

8 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Imagine traditional gipsies abandoning their caravan trips just because of poor weather forecasts. Don't be so nesh lass!

Jennyta said...

Tell it to Keith, YP. He's the one who backed out. ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

Invest in a pine cone for goodness sake. They're more intelligent and more reliable than any tv weather girl.

flightplot said...

How annoying! Anyway enjoy the rest of the weekend. Flighty xx

Lady Banana said...

Been off work this week and the silly incorrect weather forecasts have stopped us going on not one but two trips :(

Jennyta said...

Pine cone, SP - good idea!
Thanks Flighty.
Lady B - commiserations. Free time is in short enough supply.

WendyCarole said...

BBC got our weather completely wrong on Saturday

Jennyta said...

Doesn't surprise me, WendyCarole!

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