Apologies to any chasers who were waiting to work these two summits after my HF alerts over the last couple of days. I dont normally give up that easily, however, on these last two activatations I’ve received two soakings and passed on HF.
Seems the WX Gods have got it in for me, right now!
Or XCweather which has the advantage that you can view the website on any computer/phone browser not just 2 the way the MetOffice now behaves. You don’t get tracked to oblivion unlike the MetOffice either.
In reply to MM0FMF:
If you can read a proper weather map, fronts and isobars, then Surface Pressure Charts - Met Office is an invaluable resource, it can even be animated! On the day check out UK rainfall radar map - Met Office which shows the rain seen by the radar, it can also be animated to show the last six hours so with a little practise you can predict the time of arrival of frontal rain to an accuracy of about half an hour - showers are more problematical as they appear and disappear, but if your mobile receives the internet and it reaches your summit, you can keep a weather eye on the radar.
PS these two sites are being changed over to alleged improved sites, the improved charts cover more area and can be used in the same way but I prefer the originals!
And so the time arrives for Jimmy to learn that “life’s a bitch and then you die” when you, Liam and Richard go out on Thursday and he has to go to work!
Wx looks anti-SOTA today
It’s not SOTA WX here either. It wasn’t really SOTA weather here yesterday though the forecast tricked me it believing it was until I was 700m up a hill when the “rain unlikely east of the A9” became very likely for 30mins
I can usually find wx for a summit nearby eg. Long Mynd, Parlick, Pendle, Dodd Fell, Moel Famau, Snowdon, Wolf Craggs, Skiddaw etc. It can be a wee bit optimistic, especially well in advance, but in conjunction with other forecasts it works well.
I usually start with Windfinder for a quick overview of the week ahead to see if the Lakes, Dales or Snowdonia are the most likely activation areas and then move on to MWIS, Met Office mobile etc from there.
Both sets of displays have work well for me over the last few years.
Yes, I’ve found them OK. However, the new site is a pain - it takes a lot longer to load, I find. I tried to find somewhere to put comments but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere - just a longwinded “customer service” procedure.
Should have sent comments when they had the beta out on trial I suppose, but honestly, if they can’t do their own testing on more normal connections rather than super fast ones then I don’t think much of their testing team …