Will it rain today?

Dec 7th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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Will it rain today?

Real-time radar reports of rain over the UK in the preceding couple of hours - at least gives you an idea of what the weather's doing (if your internet access is always on):

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

BTW, our rain isn't actually orange. Yet.
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Dec 8th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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I thought the answer is Yes 100% of the time; so why bother with a website?
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Dec 8th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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I thought the question was: When will it rain today?

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Dec 8th, 2009, 12:55 PM
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The site for the Netherlands and Belgium is www.buienradar.nl. For most of France, Germany, Benelux and UK there is also www.meteox.co.uk, which allows a 3 hour forecast of rain, and a worldwide 14 day forecast of the weather. I am glad I am not going to be in Chicago or Boston next week
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Dec 8th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Why, what's happening in Boston? Should I leave?
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Dec 8th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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It's pouring rain in Louisville, KY. Wish I were in London.
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Dec 8th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Nikki - weatherwise, the next few days in Chicago are looking a bit stormy. I'm not sure about next week.

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Dec 8th, 2009, 07:27 PM
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What I love about BBC weather is that there is no weather in Ireland, it is always just a grey blob below northern Ireland.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 01:55 AM
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Imagine the rumpus if the BBC started pontificating about the weather south of the border, though. If pontificating is the word.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 03:17 AM
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"...What I love about BBC weather is that there is no weather in Ireland, it is always just a grey blob below northern Ireland...."

And why should that come as a surprise? The BBC is quite rightly providing a weather forecast to its British licence-payers, not the eavesdroppers in neighbouring countries.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 03:22 AM
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Nikki, it is weather you are used to in Boston, but for us it would be cold next week (-6C daytime high). Not that it will be a whole lot warmer here (-1C daytime high).
But even that is better than the miserable grey drizzle we've had for the last week or so.
I just saw -14C daytime high for Abilene today. I never knew Texas got so cold. You learn something new every day
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Dec 9th, 2009, 03:24 AM
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Wouldn't it more accurately represent the weather if the entire British Isles were a grey blob?
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Dec 9th, 2009, 03:25 AM
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It's not always raining you know. Sometimes we have fog.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 05:48 AM
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it's not raining here in Cornwall today - not a drop.

rien. nada. nichts.

I did a bit of work in the garden. in the sunshine. in December.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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>>Wouldn't it more accurately represent the weather if the entire British Isles were a grey blob?<<

Oh no. It's a source of endless excitement, I assure you. That's why we listen to the Shipping Forecast (though some may have other reasons: one of the sultrier-voiced female announcers who used to read the midnight forecast apparently got a request from a male listener to slow down a bit towards the end).
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Dec 9th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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don't the High Street bookies take bets on English weather? This may put a damper on that action?

when you look at the total amount of rain in say London for a year i think it may not be that much more than in say Rome - just that they get a little bit a whole lot more
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