- Batten down the hatches again – snow’s a-coming!
- Capt. KronosSubscriber
Bollocks… I haven’t got new tyres for the car yet, which means that the drive over the Southern Uplands on Monday is going to be far too exciting… again (was shocking a couple of weeks ago, back end all over the place on the M74 and that’s in a 4×4!).
It’s not that my tyres are illegal on tread btw. Just 3/4 worn on the rears and they have been utterly crap anyway (not a big fan of the Bridgestones). Got to source some Yokohamas to get fitted soon.Posted 9 years agopantsonfireMember
We had a warning of 70 to 80 Mph winds a couple of weeks ago. I put the wheelybin in the garage and went round the house making sure all the windows were locked and put an extra length of rope around the tarpaulin covering my motorbike.
What happened we had enough wind to blow out the candles on a 5 year olds birthday cake.
BBC weather is crap, if you live outside London your better off with a bit of seaweed.Posted 9 years ago
glenh – Member
lol! The MOD? not the met office then?
Yeah that’s right – the MET office which is part of the Ministry of Defence.
” The Met Office is part of the MoD for both historical and supply reasons. Originally a small department within the Board of Trade, the Met Office was taken under the wing of the Air Ministry just after the First World War, later moving into the MoD. Additionally, by owning the Met Office, in times of a national crisis the MoD can guarantee access to the forecasting service.”
Obviously a completely unreliable service then 🙄Posted 9 years ago
Have you tried booking a kitesurfing session 3 days in advance using met office forecasts?
What role does the Met Office play in advising the armed forces?
” It ranges from tactical mission planning to investigating the impact of environmental stresses in areas of potential unrest. The Met Office’s aim is to ensure that weather and natural environment conditions are used to an advantage in order to improve effectiveness. The Mobile Met. Unit is often sent to areas of conflict involving British forces, such as the Gulf War or Afghanistan.
Most of the services the Met Office provides to RAF and Army customers are for flying: there are on-site forecasting staff at about 30 military airfields in the UK and overseas. The armed services, QinetiQ (formerly Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), NATO and the US Air Force in Europe form the Met Office’s existing defence customer base. In addition, its Mobile Met. Unit provides flexible front-line support to the armed forces of the UK and NATO. “
That might explain why we’re losing the Afghan war then ?
I knew it couldn’t be Our Boy’s fault.Posted 9 years agomolgripsSubscriber
There will just be a light dusting, just as there always is when it snows in this country.
I read a snippet in the paper a while back about a snowstorm in Devon at some point in the 70s I think, where 10ft of snow got deposited in a local area. Telegraph poles were buried not to mention people being snowed entirely into their cars and having to be dug out to be rescued.
Just a dusting tho, of course. 🙄Posted 9 years ago
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