This (below) is my online weather forecast page; you might possibly use the same service, or at least something very similar.
It tells me just about everything I need to know about the day's weather, as well as plenty of stuff I really don't need to know.
It tells me about the UV index, the hours of Sunrise and Sunset, the Dew point, Barometer readings, and all sorts of other things.
But from my personal point of view, it misses-out on possibly the most important piece of advice; and that is WHAT TO WEAR.
Ever since I can remember I have been completely useless at equating clothing with weather. On hot days I will be sweltering under several layers of ice-breaking South pole insulated coats, and on cold days I venture out in shorts and T shirt. I simply get it wrong. Occasionally I ask advice from 'she who knows everything', but my question is usually greeted by some flippant comment about going outdoors to look for myself.
What I really need is this....
5C, light rain.... Raincoat, hat, umbrella, gloves, scarf, wet weather shoes.
32C, sunny.... Shorts, T shirt, espadrilles.
Surely this wouldn't be too hard for them to set-up.
This is your big chance to set up a web site and do just what you describe, at the very least for where you live. Perhaps you can hire "she" to provide that needed information for you after you collect the weather specifics. Just suggestin'.ReplyDelete
You're right of course, but if it was me who provided the info', it'd probably all be wrong.Delete
You have got to be joking.ReplyDelete
Not at all. I'm useless at clothes.Delete
Hmm...that is one of the pleasures of living in Britain. Playing the weather vs clothing game.ReplyDelete
The Englishman's favourite pastime.Delete
5C? light the fire and stay indoors. 32C? a bucket of sunscreen on all exposed body parts, then still stay indoors with the cooling turned on. For all temperatures in between, I'd suggest layers that can be added or removed as necessary. And an umbrella, it is England.ReplyDelete
We've just had the most mild and sunny Winter imaginable. It turned everything on its head. We haven't even needed our central heating since February!Delete
It is not unreasonable to want to have such information. No matter what the bureau says, it doesn't tell you how you will feel once outside. We have an advantage in that we can look down to the street and see what people are wearing. We discount young men in tee shirts who don't feel the cold and sub continentals who rug themselves up in mild weather.ReplyDelete
People here have been in shorts over most of the winter. I have remained in longs.Delete
I usually go out equipped for cooler weather even if it looks OK outside, my reasoning being that I can always take some of it off but if I don't have it with I can't put it on when the weather changes at 5 minutes notice like it frequently does here. And like River says, the brolly is always with me, if it's too sunny I use it as a parasol.ReplyDelete
I always find myself being too hot or too cold. I need lessons.Delete
OOff, you can't tell what to wear? 'she who knows everything' is so right. Stick your head outside . My 'he who knows nothing ' is always asking me the same question. He gets very annoyed when I tell him to use his common sense. Do men not have common sense?ReplyDelete
We do, but we like to pretend that we don't. It makes our wives feel wiser!Delete
Wardrobe stress is never a problem for me as I wear my linen toga, sandals and laurel crown every day of the year.ReplyDelete
I imagined you more in a 'Podgy Pig' style three piece, plus four suit, with stout walking boots, for those extensive rambles of yours.Delete
You could always stash everything from shorts and flip flops to waders and a snorkel in a large holdall or shopping bag on wheels ;)ReplyDelete
Isn't that cheating?Delete
This one had my name on it, too! Yesterday, in fact, I started out to the garden in shorts and T shirt. I came back in to switch to full gear: Overalls, shirt, boots and a heavy flannel top shirt. It goes like that sometimes. C'est la vie....ReplyDelete
It's hot-n-sunny here at the moment, but quite cool in the shade. I got it wrong again!Delete
You made me laugh this morning. I wear my jeans, a teeshirt, and a flannel shirt most days. If it warms up, I can shed the flannel shirt.ReplyDelete
It gets a little tougher to figure out when I'm not working.
That's pretty much my standard wear too, with a jacket if cool, and a Barbour if wet. Even so, I still make mistakes.Delete
In Ontario, we now get emergency alerts for severe weather which are sent directly to our cell phones. Some people don't like this new technological advance because the alarm is loud and startling but it proved useful yesterday. Winds got up to 120 KM/hr. We were without power for 9 hrs at our house and our spruce tree, which was over 20 ft tall, was uprooted. Many people are in Ontario are still without power and sadly there were deaths and serious injuries. I wonder how many people were spared because they were given those 10 to 15 minutes to find shelter.ReplyDelete
That sounds quite frightening. Do you have a storm shelter? I always fear for my roof in France; over here in England the weather is quite calm.Delete
Storm shelters aren't really a thing yet but with the increase in severe storms in recent years they might become something to consider.Delete
In my opinion, predicting the precise weather is guess work. For example, the prediction might be rain or snow and one town over the rain or snow falls and I get nothing or very little. I do not see any possibility of the weather people recommending clothing for the day.ReplyDelete
I have a jar that I keep on an outdoor table. If it is full of water, it is raining. If it is laying on the ground, it is windy. If it is snow covered, it's cold. If it's sparkling, it's sunny.Delete
But it would be wrong for me. In my case it woud read: 5C - big top coat, scarf, boots stay indoors if possible. 32C - light top coat ,shoes,take umbrella just in case.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean. If you can't see the mountain; it's raining. If you can see the mountain; it's just about to rain.Delete