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Warning: Tour Promoters Can Die in Hot Summers

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Stu in Torbay, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. oddsocks

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    It may not have happened to you, but we had several roads flooded Tuesday morning in Loughborough, I understand that the worst of the downpours was at Nottingham, they got over 50mm of the stuff in very short order.
     
  2. Desiro450

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    Fair points well made, the railtour 'industry' is quite capable of shooting itself in the foot without any help from 'stupid' weather. That applies equally to both steam and non steam tours. Of course, if you just sit at home and moan about what you read on here then you are not likely to be able to comment on those issues.
     
  3. KentYeti

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    What!

    You mean there are actually people who sit at home all the time, spending their days just moaning away on these Forums. :eek:














    ;)
     
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    KentUeti, you weren't at the DFR on Sunday, were you? There was a Skoda Yeti across the road with the number plate "YETI" immediately made me think of you :p
     
  5. KentYeti

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    No! A person, (ie not a real Yeti), got my number plate and won't let go of it. :mad:
     
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    For us obstinate folks that still live in the past 50mm means nothing to me. Can we have it in feet and inches please?
     
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    2 inches.

    To put that in context (because on its own a number is fairly meaningless whatever units you express it in...), UK average rainfall (for the period 1981 - 2010) for July is 62.6mm, or 2.5 inches. In other words, 50mm of rain represents very nearly a month's rainfall in one day, or in layman's terms, effing wet.

    Tom
     
  8. KentYeti

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    Right. Got you now Tom!

    Not here though. A storm went past the other night and left an apology for rain. Everything here in Mid Kent still parched and very dry. I quite like it like that too, no need to cut the grass as it looks like one of those "station lawns" on the Kimberley to De Aar line in winter. Almost white and very dusty. Lovely!
     
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    Try positioning your barometer lower down on the wall..........;)
     
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    That'll make the pressure go up. Try positioning the barometer on the end of a very long pole attached to your chimney...

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  11. KentYeti

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    Doing that might start an international incident if Bronisław Komorowski finds out.
     
  12. Big Al

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    Oh dear........ wasted humour........scientifically it won't make any difference actually. Time to check whether all tour operators are still trading.
     
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    Erm... I know the effect will be small, but didn't Buseng want the measured pressure to fall? In which case, he needs to mount his barometer higher, not lower... Or am I missing some subtlety?

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    Tom

    A temperature change will have more impact on pressure than a slight change in height.. and household barometers just don't do subtlety as we sometimes experience in chatter on this Forum!..... Sorry readers, off topic and for what it's worth, my money is on the south getting something out of the sky over the next 24 hours although don't expect it to improve your lawn anytime soon. But hopefully we may actually soon get to see Braunton on something a bit closer to her old stamping ground than Lancashire.
     
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    Pity she wasn't used up this way for a couple of tours before heading down south though. Would have been nice to see how she went up Shap... :)

    Back on topic, after yesterdays few hours of rain we have had a few spots this afternoon but nothing substantial. Could do with rain from 1am until 4am daily for a few days with clear weather in between.... Neil, off to enjoy another sunny spell in the garden before back to the grind tomorrow...
     
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    Have you not yet realised that weather forecasting is not an exact science, you seem to take all that is said by the met office as gospel. It's not to be and it never will be, just take it as it comes, and if we have a hot dry spell then make the most of it, because no amount of grousing about the forecasts will make the slightest difference. Come the winter it will be invariably be cold and wet, and no doubt those complaining about the heat will be complaining again.
     
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    I won't be one of them! Bring it on.
     
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