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The Le Mans weather thread

The Le Mans weather thread

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lowdrag

Original Poster:

8,543 posts

136 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

10,114 posts

184 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

842 posts

29 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

4,846 posts

148 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

12,261 posts

107 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

151 posts

89 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

4,846 posts

148 months

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

kiters42

151 posts

89 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

12 posts

16 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

4,846 posts

148 months

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

Cat forecasting or nothing.

kiters42

151 posts

89 months

Wednesday 24th May
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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

265 posts

24 months

Wednesday 24th May
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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

10,066 posts

109 months

Wednesday 24th May
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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

1,476 posts

125 months

Thursday 25th May
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BEST CAT EVER

ClockworkDog

98 posts

43 months

Thursday 25th May
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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

99 posts

53 months

Friday 26th May
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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

151 posts

89 months

Friday 26th May
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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

783 posts

150 months

Friday 26th May
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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

kiters42

151 posts

89 months

Monday 29th May
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Spent the bank holiday weekend down in Dorset had one mother of a thunderstorm Friday night and torrential rain last night, tent in a heap in the garage waiting for the weather to clear to dry off, hope that my cat is right and the weather will be better for the June date smile

delta0

842 posts

29 months

Monday 29th May
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The extended Accuweather forecast is covering that weekend now:
Monday: Cloud, sun intervals and 23C
Tuesday: Cloud, sun intervals and 19C
Wednesday: Cloud, sun partly and 19C
Thursday: Cloud, sun partly and 19C
Friday: Afternoon rain and 20C
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and 19C
Sunday: Considerably cloudy and 20C

This could change of course