strange thing to do?
YummyIces · 03/08/2015 09:53
So, we are going on holiday on Thursday. This part of the world is prone to rain. But before we booked we investigated thoroughly, tripadvisor, friends that have been etc.
If you look on the weather report it says thunderstorms every day. But we have been informed that this could be 10mins out of the day then glorious sunshine.
Children returned from their friends house yesterday. The dad gleefully told them he had checked the weather report and "not very nice where you are going"
Do you think this is a bit of a strange thing to do?
When we booked the holiday another friend said "I'm so worried about your holiday, you do know it's the rainy season? "
Would you Google the weather report to check out someone else's holiday?
Only1scoop · 03/08/2015 09:57
Not really I guess if your DC were telling him about holiday and he happened to look....let's face it it's a 3 second glance on your phone these days not a Google....not sure about the 'gleefully' bit as you didn't see him do it.
I work in the travel industry I might say the same as your friend if you were going somewhere in the hurricane season or rainy season.
Have a good hol.
cowbag1 · 03/08/2015 10:01
Nope sorry, I think people who like to put a downer on things for others are at best, miserable sods and at worst, jealous.
It would never cross my mind to purposefully check the weather for someone else's holiday and I certainly would never be so rude as to point it out to them.
LooseSeal · 03/08/2015 10:11
If you download the BBC weather app and search for your destination it'll give you an hour by hour breakdown of the weather so you can see how long the rain will last.
But as to your question re other people googling the weather in your holiday destination, no I wouldn't do that. Some people love to be the bearer of bad news though.
Theycallmemellowjello · 03/08/2015 10:16
YABU - weather is normal topic of conversation. If you're not bothered about going in the rainy season, why are you bothered about others mentioning that it might rain? The dad's 'not very nice' comment is maybe a bit off - but 'not nice' is just synonymous with 'rainy/overcast' for a lot of people.
Neednewflowers · 03/08/2015 10:21
Well I wouldn't know what the weather is like in Thailand. Why would I care if I'm not going?
Seems a bit of a mean thing to say to a child.
OP we had rain in Mauritius, heavy rain. Didn't spoil the holiday.
It's hardly like rain in Blackpool is it?
Have a lovely time.
LilacWine7 · 03/08/2015 10:34
Not strange at all, I like looking up the weather in different places and if a friend was going somewhere in the rainy season I'd probably look it up in case she hadn't realised. I expect the dad was just looking out for you and reminding your DC to pack appropriate clothes and footwear etc. Or maybe he was a bit jealous, or just baffled that you'd chosen the rainy season.
Rain can be lovely in a hot humid climate, and I like watching dramatic thunderstorms. Enjoy your holiday!
UKSky · 03/08/2015 10:48
Take no notice of him and have a fantastic holiday. I have been there at this time of the year, and for most of the day the weather was fantastic. You can generally tell when it's going to rain as the wind gets up a bit about half an hour before, so you have time to get out of it.
The rain is generally only for a short time but it is very heavy, well a deluge really. However, it is lovely warm rain and your kids will probably love being out in; just make sure you've got dry clothes to change into.
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