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The Le Mans weather thread

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lowdrag

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8,262 posts

130 months

Wednesday 12th April
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Yes, it's that time of year folks - except this is different. Last year we were suffering a deluge until race week, and then it dried up. To put things into perspective I cut the lawn just before the Classic a couple of weeks after the race last year and didn't cut it again until this year. I haven't cut it for a fortnight as I write. The drought has been the worst I have seen, so if this continues be very careful please. it is going to get dangerous, especially if we have a recurrence of the pyromaniacs we often have. Of course, now I have committed myself to print cats and dogs will come to mind. Actually, I hope so, but only until the beginning of June for the test day.

Tyre Smoke

10,005 posts

178 months

Wednesday 12th April
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Faaaaar too early Tony.

65 days to go it says up there ^^^^

It will be what it usually is, tropical. That's the rainfall, sunshine and temperatures. biggrin

delta0

746 posts

23 months

Wednesday 12th April
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I pack for both hot/dry and monsoon/mud bath conditions. So it's shorts, t-shirt, sun cream, wellies, thick waterproof and lots of spare clothes.

ellroy

4,657 posts

142 months

Wednesday 12th April
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When does the tent/cat forecast happen?

I don't want to rely on anything unscientific.

surveyor

11,706 posts

101 months

Wednesday 12th April
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ellroy said:
When does the tent/cat forecast happen?

I don't want to rely on anything unscientific.
+1. Wondered about this earlier this week.
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kiters42

147 posts

83 months

Thursday 13th April
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Early June will be the traditional cat pronouncements and they are looking forward to the prediction ceremony so watch this space wink

ellroy

4,657 posts

142 months

Thursday 13th April
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Do they not do a long range forecast then?

kiters42

147 posts

83 months

Friday 14th April
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ellroy said:
Do they not do a long range forecast then?
Nah bad enough getting them to do the June forecast and they may take umbrage at doing another "weather ceremony " before June. This may influence the real forecast and give us a duff result for the main event smile

Jonsie

10 posts

10 months

Friday 14th April
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Accuweather.com has long range forecasts upto 90 days. At the moment Le Mans looks like being in the low 20s and mostly dry. Will almost certainly change though.

ellroy

4,657 posts

142 months

Friday 14th April
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Get away with your rune reading, entrail casting internet types.

Cat forecasting or nothing.

kiters42

147 posts

83 months

Wednesday
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OK ere tis tent went up for test erection Saturday cat ignored tent so barby went on and a few beers sunk. Then cat noticed tent and circled around the tent sniffed at the back end walked around the front............
And................wait for it
N.B
For those not aware of the cat forecasting result rules they are listed below
1. Cat enters tent from the front Le Mans 24hr 2017 weather will be hot
2. Cat enters tent from the rear Le Mans 24hr 2017 weather will be wet

So I hereby announce that the results of the 2017 cat/tent forecasting ritual are …….

CAT IN AT THE FRONT ---- SCHORCIO!!!!


Usual caveats apply as cats are notoriously devious

Have a good un all and enjoy the greatest race on earth whatever the weather

The Cat and the tent below smile


wsn03

116 posts

18 months

Wednesday
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Glad your test erection went well...hope it still works at Le Mans for you. I'm not expecting I'll need one myself in place surrounded by petrol heads, but you never know...

Edited by wsn03 on Wednesday 24th May 16:37

Some Gump

9,640 posts

103 months

Wednesday
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Nice one! Love your cat when it promises me good things.

But... Dry? That means a dusty houx. I'll be cleaning it out the car mats for months!

Ekona

1,346 posts

119 months

Thursday
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BEST CAT EVER

ClockworkDog

92 posts

37 months

Thursday
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Purrfect. I've chucked my tent and wellies in the bin - I'll be sleeping under the stars. In a ditch.

Good cat.

JT3K

98 posts

47 months

Tend not to spend much time here until the big run-up, but I woke up this morning and remembered the cat forecast. Thanks for keeping it up!


Aaand now I'm stuck here for the next three weeks.

kiters42

147 posts

83 months

JT3K said:
Tend not to spend much time here until the big run-up, but I woke up this morning and remembered the cat forecast. Thanks for keeping it up!


Aaand now I'm stuck here for the next three weeks.
No worries JT3K always adds a bit of fun to the yearly LM kit inspection and looking at the long range forecast the cat may be bang on

fingers crossed or should that be Paws smile

baron bashoneov

775 posts

144 months

I have been contacted by Gavin at Gavsweathervids.com he starts his Le Man update weather videos very soon

Check out the vids on his site

I will also post them on here