What I don’t want to do is just describe the weather. When I go out for my walk in the morning, I can measure windspeed, temperature (ambient, dew point, chill), pressure (inches of mercury or HectoPascals or millibars (I prefer millibars)) I have a hydrometer which measures relative humidity It’s a broken sensor, it never gives a correct reading. I also report on cloud cover, which for some reason is measured in eighths.
The thing is probably to be a bit fatalistic about the weather. It is what it is. One of the first things I do in the morning is look out the window. If it is absolutely throwing it down I don’t walk. If I’m out walking and it starts raining, I’m stuck and I just have to keep going. I love a windy day, and if it does start raining and I have my proper raincoat on I like that as well. So I tend to just take it as it comes.
I don’t think tonights post is going that well. I just wanted to write about how much I enjoy the weather, and part of that is enjoying the measuring of weather, that’s why I want to know what the temperature is, how much rain has fallen, what the pressure is, that kind of thing. I have a unit in the garden that’s probably towards the mid-range of an amateur set up and cost me £400 probably about 10 years ago. They haven’t gone up in price, but I don’t think I would buy the same unit unit again. The unit is very awkward for getting the data on the internet. There are units that you can buy nowadays that just connect straight to wifi and the data is on the computer.
I’m not too happy with this post, but I’m not going to delete it, I just need to think about what I want to say, so I may have another go.