Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Hooray for rain radar!

With all the doom and gloom of climate change, over-population and the stresses of "the rat race", it's easy to forget how amazing the modern world is thanks to advances in science and technology. On Sunday, we were in the city for a spot of sales shopping and a visit to the Australian Museum. When we went to leave the shopping centre for the bus, we looked outside to see it tipping down. I'd brought umbrellas but it was a bit windy. Should we risk a soaking, or wait and see if it would blow over?

In the past, this would have been a bit of a gamble, possibly combined with some kind of superstitious activity to try and alter the outcome. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I just had a quick look at the Sydney Rain Radar, saw it was blowing over: and we went and got a (very nice) coffee instead. After coffee, another quick check of the radar confirmed that the rain had moved on. Home and dry!

Of course, the rain radar doesn't always tell you what you want...

It’s going to be a wet one!

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