The Le Mans weather thread

The Le Mans weather thread

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ThirstyMonk

512 posts

248 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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The latest update from Gav...

Does it match up with the all knowing cat..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1YHzRB9NjI

delta0

1,350 posts

70 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Accuweather temperature is slowly rising but it does appear at this stage it will be a cooler and slightly cloudy year.

lowdrag

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11,301 posts

177 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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My cat asked to go out two minutes back. I opened the door, she stuck her nose out, did an about turn and went back to bed. That is a sensible cat based on the fact that it pisseth with a great pissing. Again. And it is forecast all day. Now that poses a problem; we are catching the ferry tonight to go to XK70. Which car do I take?

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

61 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Is the XK70 parked up a mile away and your taking a ferry to it! I have a dingy here to get me to the toilet block on the campsite!

lowdrag

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11,301 posts

177 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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XK70 is an event being held at Shelsley Walsh hill climb. I am in Le Mans. I have to decide whether I take the "proper" car which is set up for the hill climb, my replica XKSS, or the E-type which has softer suspension. One has a decent hood and comfort, the other doesn't. I'll decide later on. If the rain eases, I'll get wet and take the correct car. If it continues to hammer down, it'll be the E-type. The UK weather is looking reasonable, so it is just the 120 miles from here to the ferry.

Moonpig1971

4 posts

34 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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1st ever trip to Le Mans, so massively excited. It appears the weather at best will be unpredictable...added to the amount of rain currently failing can i expect a mud fest? Sorry if that's a stupid question, just have no idea what to expect

ThirstyMonk

512 posts

248 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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It depends on which campsite you're in really..

Some areas can be a litlte more soggy than others..

Bleu Nord, Bleu Sud are generally pretty good at remaning dry, Beausejour can be a little more moist..

VladD

7,419 posts

229 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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lowdrag said:
XK70 is an event being held at Shelsley Walsh hill climb. I am in Le Mans. I have to decide whether I take the "proper" car which is set up for the hill climb, my replica XKSS, or the E-type which has softer suspension. One has a decent hood and comfort, the other doesn't. I'll decide later on. If the rain eases, I'll get wet and take the correct car. If it continues to hammer down, it'll be the E-type. The UK weather is looking reasonable, so it is just the 120 miles from here to the ferry.
I think you're due for heavier rain later. When are you travelling back? Sat, Sun and Mon look pretty wet in Le Mans too. It should be drying up from next Tuesday.

Moonpig1971

4 posts

34 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Thanks ThirstyMonk... Camping in Bleu Nord, so touch wood we maybe ok


lowdrag

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11,301 posts

177 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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VladD said:
I think you're due for heavier rain later. When are you travelling back? Sat, Sun and Mon look pretty wet in Le Mans too. It should be drying up from next Tuesday.
It's not raining at the moment so we are heading out for Caen soon. England seems pretty dry from Friday through Sunday and coming home on Monday I don't give a damn really. If I get home soaked I am soaked but I am at home. Lst time I did this I baled four litres of water out of the car and the seats took a week to dry. Ah, the fun of classic motoring!

VladD

7,419 posts

229 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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lowdrag said:
It's not raining at the moment so we are heading out for Caen soon. England seems pretty dry from Friday through Sunday and coming home on Monday I don't give a damn really. If I get home soaked I am soaked but I am at home. Lst time I did this I baled four litres of water out of the car and the seats took a week to dry. Ah, the fun of classic motoring!
Good man. Have a great trip.

Truckosaurus

8,223 posts

248 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Realistically as long as you can erect your tent in the dry then you can work around any rain (eg. drink beer indoors)

xemmaxsx

40 posts

46 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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chasingracecars said:
Is the XK70 parked up a mile away and your taking a ferry to it! I have a dingy here to get me to the toilet block on the campsite!
Can I ask where you're camping? We are off to Houx Annexe and weren't planning on packing the dinghy...

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

61 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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I am just north of Le Mans, it was a joke really! It’s very wet here some of the ground is soft and rivers are very high. There has been a lot of rain the last few days.

MrC986

2,821 posts

155 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Moonpig1971 said:
Thanks ThirstyMonk... Camping in Bleu Nord, so touch wood we maybe ok
This'll be my 6th year on Bleu Nord and we've seen all sorts of weather, though BN has always been pretty good, except for a few patches where you get traffic on grass rather than surfaced areas. You'll have a great time.

ThirstyMonk

512 posts

248 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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I went to Beausejour in 2013 and there was a cloudburst on the Thurs when pitching the tent.. the car almost got stuck, and a number of people did need pushing out of ruts..
Went to Bleu Nord in 2016 and in a far worse rainstorm on Thursday the campsite was fine, although you had to avoid the puddles as some of them were pretty deep..
So long as you have a portable radio, headphones, and a rain jacket - you'll be fine...

As the old cliche goes.. It always rains at Le Mans..

Except when it tries to cook you..

xemmaxsx

40 posts

46 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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chasingracecars said:
I am just north of Le Mans, it was a joke really! It’s very wet here some of the ground is soft and rivers are very high. There has been a lot of rain the last few days.
Thanks - it's my sixth LM so well used to the pissing rain/baking sunshine etc etc but always nicer if it's dry at least (although perhaps not as 'dry' as last year)

JagerT

455 posts

71 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Latest weather update from Gav is up,could be wet for qualifying.spin

ThirstyMonk

512 posts

248 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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JagerT said:
Latest weather update from Gav is up,could be wet for qualifying.spin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSpbDlA-4Os

Gav seems to be proving the Cat correct..



Edited by ThirstyMonk on Thursday 7th June 19:55

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

61 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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It’s bloody lovely here today!!