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Redlevel

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Tue 17 Apr 18 10:02

Weather predicting


I see that Drive-It Day is to be p*ss*ng down in SW Scotland, yet the Saturday before is to be hot and sunny.

As a regular attendee of airshows in the past, I used to use this website for weather checks as there's nothing worse than an airshow with low cloud. Now I use it for predicting weather for UK camping holidays (not in the north of Scotland though, as that's a no go area after June due to the midges anyway and the NC500 is badly potholed I'm told). Never let me down once. Even the long range forecasts are pretty good.

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/forecast/uk/ka19

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Rich

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Tue 17 Apr 18 10:23

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stevel98 wrote (View Post):not in the north of Scotland though, as that's a no go area after June due to the midges anyway and the NC500 is badly potholed I'm told).

I suppose the good news is that a few of us are driving the NC500 during the week of 7th May which should be midge free? Not too enamoured by a week of potholes though.



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Redlevel

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Tue 17 Apr 18 11:03

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Hi Rich..

The midge doesn't really appear til after June and less so toward the coast, so you should be fine but I've heard that the potholes are becoming a problem (Scottish govt is skint, so no money to repair them), but its the best time to go weatherwise so I hope you have a great time.

NC500 Pothole chat..

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=118&t=15...

p.s. If your driving up the M6, be wary of random speed camera vans on the overhead bridges in Cumbria, and up the M74.



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Rich

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Tue 17 Apr 18 13:35

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Thanks for the speeding tip. I'll try to be on my best behaviour.

Perhaps I should programme my passenger accordingly. She's always asking me to slow down anyway.


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Redlevel

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Tue 17 Apr 18 15:16

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The A90/M90 and A9 has loads of cameras, but unlike Cumbria's sneaky bridge tactics, they are more obvious. Smile

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Rich

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Tue 17 Apr 18 15:59

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We need to be a little cautious here, Steve, as we may be straying off topic. Last time I supposedly did that (I didn't by the way) some over zealous moderator deleted my post - the first time since the website started.

However, as you started the topic we may get away with it.

I think I'll stick to 70mph thanks to your advice.

Now back to the weather....................................


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Redlevel

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Tue 17 Apr 18 16:53

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Yes the weather, ..it be generally crap in the UK these days..

When I were a lad, ('60's) it was hot from May to October. We were bought new kahki shorts and sloppy joe shirts for school in May and we wore them all through the summer.

We were on the beach at Troon at least three times a week, Mother making lovely lunches for us, car parked on the sand among the WW2 barbed wire supports, or we would be down near Portpatrick (popular Drive It Day destination these days) for a weekend in a caravan. Hot days.

I started to use that website for weather predicting after a July 2000 trip to The Mildenhall Air Fete where it was so cold and wet, I couldn't do up my flies after a pee and had to get help via the Red Cross who grabbed the zipper with a pair of surgical clamps!! Very Happy

Great airshow though, with stealth (F-117/B2) aircraft, and all kinds. Run purely by the US Military, more access to the aircraft (apart from the stealths as they were guarded) and less rigid and stuffy than normal UK airshows.

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CaptainK

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Tue 24 Apr 18 14:16


Ahhhh.... weather predicting. I actually have the ability to change the weather. You see, before work every day I look out at the weather. If it looks "gorgeous", "really nice" or even just "dry and alright" then I'll drive my 1984 Ford Orion I've been getting back on the road. This is 100% guaranteed to change the weather to sudden downpour of rain and grey and miserable all day. I kid you not, every time I've driven it since putting it back on the road it has rained, even when the day looks gorgeous and not a cloud in the sky.

Then take yesterday, when the weather looked grey and miserable in the morning. So I thought "No chance I'll take the Orion as it'll deffo get wet again". WRONG. I drove my daily diesel and as soon as I was 10 or so minutes into my commute to work (about 40 odd minutes) the sun came out and it was lovely.

So any day you want it NOT to rain the South West, ring me up beforehand and I'll NOT drive the Orion. Or if you're feeling lazy and don't want to water the garden, again let me know and I'll drive the Orion Smile

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Daytona Vette

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Tue 24 Apr 18 16:02

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stevel98 wrote (View Post):Yes the weather, ..it be generally crap in the UK these days..

I started to use that website for weather predicting after a July 2000 trip to The Mildenhall Air Fete where it was so cold and wet, I couldn't do up my flies after a pee and had to get help via the Red Cross who grabbed the zipper with a pair of surgical clamps!! Very Happy



Red Cross??? Did something get caught then?


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Redlevel

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Tue 24 Apr 18 16:32

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Daytona Vette wrote (View Post):stevel98 wrote (View Post):Yes the weather, ..it be generally crap in the UK these days..

I started to use that website for weather predicting after a July 2000 trip to The Mildenhall Air Fete where it was so cold and wet, I couldn't do up my flies after a pee and had to get help via the Red Cross who grabbed the zipper with a pair of surgical clamps!! Very Happy



Red Cross??? Did something get caught then?


Well I wasn't about to go into a hangar and ask a techy type for his/her pliers.. Things were so cold that day, there was no danger of anything getting caught! Laughing

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