How's your weather?

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 17 Dec 2020, 10:49am

Mr Angry speaking! :evil: :evil: :evil:

For the past few days, I've been keeping an eye out on the weather, and the online forecasts, and listening to R4.
Met Office, BBC, Metcheck ......................

Sunday this weekend was the only nice day predicted. I planned (notice the past tense) on riding over the River Tamar on my latest quest.
Sunday wasn't the best day domestically for me, but needs must when the devil drives eh?

However, I get up this morning, and get on with normal Thursday stuff, as well as check on train times to fit in with my Sunday ride. All fits in well .............. but the forecast TODAY is the best day for cycling, and Sunday is rubbish! :cry:
Had I known what I know now, I'd have been up and out by 8am and by now would have done 20odd miles.

Fully booked for the rest of today, so cycling is out. Only day of the week that's good for it, but it's too late now to find out.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Vorpal » 17 Dec 2020, 11:04am

Our weather has been absolute crap for weeks, now. Day after day of 2 or 3 degrees and rain.

We would normally have had snow by now, and I could go cross-country skiing, even if I didn't want to cycle. But there's been almost none, and I'm not at all motivated to cycle in the dreary weather.

I have been taking some evening walks with Mini V, which at least gets me out & about, and we have had a couple of days with slightly warmer weather, which helped, but... :(
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby rjb » 17 Dec 2020, 11:57am

I'm just eating my elevenses. Toast with homemade bramble jelly and a mug or 2 of tea. :) Back from a ride around the Somerset levels near Burrow Mump in glorious sunshine. The roads are awash with water seeping up from below and through the banks. Several roads here are below the current river level. The rivers Parrett and Tone are bankfull and have been overflowing onto the floodplain. And we are due a deluge tomorrow and Saturday according to the weather warning issued for us. Will need my waders soon, watch this space.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby cycleruk » 17 Dec 2020, 2:54pm

Today the reality and the forecast didn't correlate. 2 miles up the road and a shower starts. Supposed to be light cloud and sunny periods. :roll:
Does rain stop play ? Not today :) Fortunately it stopped long enough for a 2.1/2 hr trundle.
We have had week after week of miserable Goldilocks weather. - Too wet, too cold, never just right. :(
Raining now. :mrgreen:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Dec 2020, 3:05pm

Whatabout measured temperature and felt temperature, the latter is often lower, can it be higher?

I am watching the weather in Sydney, Longyearbyen, Ushuaia and Vladivostock for entertainment :wink:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby paddler » 17 Dec 2020, 6:16pm

Glorious weather here today so I cycled to my sons new house with a Christmas card, thirteen miles each way. Lovely ride, slightly marred by low sun ahead combined with a wet road for a mile or so. Fortunately there had been an accident at the junction with the bypass so only a few cars came past. Don't enjoy that though.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 17 Dec 2020, 8:52pm

Weather in the far south west has been consistently poor for a number of weeks. What decent weather spells we have had have been hit and miss and, largely, inaccurately forecasted. Up until a week ago I was out braving the conditions and it wasn’t too much of a hardship after the first few wet rides. What has suffered though has been the bike. Particularly the brakes and wheels. The amount of gravel and fine debris on the roads has been extraordinary and, with its high proportion of granite derived silica and other hard particulates, that debris and frequent braking on the twisty, hilly lanes is rapidly wearing my rims and blocks.
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Audax67 » 18 Dec 2020, 10:24am

Our weather is :? :( :x :evil: Cold and foggy by day then night sky clears and chills us a bit more. After dawn the fog moves in again and stops the sun warming us. Quack tells me not to ride when it's below 5°C. One is FFU.*

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Dec 2020, 12:26pm

Pretty windy, very light rain, overcast, mud everywhere large puddles, not really cycling weather.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby rotavator » 18 Dec 2020, 12:45pm

Another wet and windy day in North Wales however there are slivers of blue sky at the moment and 36% of the UK's electricity is coming from wind power. It is definitely not a day for cycling,

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby rjb » 18 Dec 2020, 1:27pm

al_yrpal wrote:mud everywhere large puddles, not really cycling weather.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 18 Dec 2020, 2:52pm

Absolutely batted down all day here.
Went out shopping into Tavistock this morning and the roads don't exist any more ............... they're rivers! :lol:

Still chucking it down now as I type.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby PDQ Mobile » 18 Dec 2020, 5:32pm

It's drain and ditch clearing weather in N Wales.
The water does most of the work. :D

Very mild.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 19 Dec 2020, 4:40pm

Took the doggie for a walk this afternoon.
Coming along Calstock Road here .........

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.51607 ... 312!8i6656

The water was nine inches deep. I could tell how deep, by seeing how far up the legs the water came on the dog! :lol:
I called him back, took off my shoes and socks, rolled up my trouser legs, and paddled across. :lol: :lol:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Dec 2020, 5:35pm

Went out on the rivers at lunchtime. Riding along various streams almost continuously with rotting dead leaves in the middle of most lanes. Very little traffic on the back roads. Nice sunshine...then a massive downpour late afternoon. Glad my beer stocks are up to date.

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