I was watching Heather do the Weather on Reporting Scotland the other night and right at the end she stepped to the left to allow the graphic to pop up beside her and proclaim the next day's weather in a giant font. In some countries you'd get Fine and Sunny or maybe even Cool and Cloudy but what did we get here in Scotland?


I just thought that was so depressingly eloquent that I laughed for ten minutes. Sure enough the forecast was accurate!

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22 thoughts on “Forecast

  1. I love how many of the BBC’s television personalities hold advanced degrees. Just goes to show, the British, they do the telly smarter. Like milk, doing the body good. Yeh.

  2. Oh, stop it. I’m sure it’s occasionally Dull and Damp in Australia in the equivalent of November. And if I’m wrong, it’s probably Far Too Hot And Dry With Big Spiders. I’ve seen films. Well, I’ve seen “Crocodile Dundee”. Far Too Hot And Dry With Crocodiles – you won’t find many of the latter here, I think you’ll agree. Scotland is great, readers. Come here and spend your money. Though possibly not in November.

  3. Now now, there’s no need to be so defensive every time I mention the climate! I just thought the choice of words was hilarious! Dull and damp! It’s almost poetic, don’t you think? Just the way those words were right there HUGE on the screen, it looked so bloody funny…

  4. Shauny, you’ve killed the Scottish Tourism Industry! You bastard!

    Or maybe it’s that dour Isabelle with no sense of humour. Lighten up woman. I love damp old Scotland. And Australia, even though it’s got snakes (saw one this morning).

    Good to see WNP back up, giving me a laugh as usual.

  5. They can’t have the graphic read “dreich”? They have to English it for the non-scots?

    I think they should put the depressing forecast labels in Scots, so that tourists don’t know what to expect.

  6. well, that cracking big furrow I have between my eyes was created through squinting in the endless ultraviolet glare down here…dull and damp is so much kinder to ones face…. bring it on!
    and dont worry, Isabelle,
    I have the biggest burningest desire to visit Scotland, thanks to Shauny. I dream of it.

  7. It sure has been a couple of shitty days in Central Scotland, that’s for sure. I don’t think I’ve even stuck my head out the door.

    Oh wait, that’s because I’m practically a hermit.

  8. ah ha! see isabelle, i’m not putting everyone off, fifi wants to come over πŸ™‚

    fifi – tis true, it’s much better on the complexion here. everyone has such gorgeous creamy skin, unless they’re fans of the Tan Stand.

    rg – good point! must be dumbing it down for us foreigners..

    andrea – you’ll get used to it mate! it’s worth it for the summers. nice and mild, and you don’t die of sunburn just by going out for a newspaper.

    where would we be without the weather to whinge about? when i was in spain all i did was moan about how hot it was, but as soon as we stepped off the plane in edinburgh we resumed moaning about the gloom. mwahaha…

  9. I’m still chuckling almost a year later about the Dutch weather forecaster who said “If you love clouds and low-hanging skies then today was a wonderful day”. Nothing like positive thinking!

  10. Oh dear! πŸ™
    I’m due to arrive in Scotland in 2 weeks from sunny Oz.
    I was scared before, but now I’m petrified!!!!! :(:(

  11. You’ll be happy to note that it was not only dull and damp in “sunny Perth WA” but downright drizzly for with even torrential rain for 2 days up to Sunday. Though we certainly need the water here in Australia so we are not complaining. Back to 30 celcius today though πŸ™‚

  12. Um…today’s weather: grey, wet, hailing, gale-force winds, friggen freezing….and oh yeah, SNOW.

    No, I’m not in Scotland, but in ‘sunny’ Orstraylia. 2 weeks before summer arrives. WTF?

  13. yes well this morning was 27 C on the beach. Right now its about 10 C and snowing up the mountains. go figure???
    (I suppose I will be unradiated for the next 24 hours less of squinting)

  14. I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. πŸ™‚ It’s windy and sunny here at the moment every day. I don’t know if I like the combination. I like windy and rainy better.. πŸ™‚

  15. I heard it just snowed in Canberra and Orange! (Aust). In November! Egad!

    But for me it’s dull and damp in Gloucestershire, too. The description is indeed apt. ;D

  16. πŸ™ I got nothing to say. But if you can figure out why then you’ll be laughing all the way to the Counting House.

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