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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"Hmm
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?

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Goshthatsspicy · 03/08/2015 09:55

Some people enjoy doing that don't they?
My husband enjoys checking out the weather where we used to live. I think this helps remind him why we left! Grin
In your situation, l wouldn't give it anymore thought. Smile


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 03/08/2015 09:55

People are nosey, I think you're overthinking this.

I wouldn't give further thought to what anyone else said or thought.


WorraLiberty · 03/08/2015 09:57

Which part of the world?

If it's known for storms at a certain time of year, then I suppose it's a reasonable topic of conversation.

I wouldn't give it a second thought really.


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.


YummyIces · 03/08/2015 10:03

Not upset by it at all. Just thought it was strange, I would never think to check the weather forecast of a friends holiday destination.
Am sure we will have a great time whatever the weatherSmile

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WorraLiberty · 03/08/2015 10:05

Where are you going?

I'm sure you'll have a great time. Even if it rains, I know where I would rather be and it's not sitting here at home Grin


ihavenonameonhere · 03/08/2015 10:06

Florida is like that. Look at the forecast and it looks like rain rain and more rain. Which there will be but its for 1 hour in the afternoon.


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.


YummyIces · 03/08/2015 10:12

Koh samui. Weather in mainland Thailand is very rainy this time of year. But Koh Samui is east coast and much nicer & hotter (hopefully)Grin

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Chips1999 · 03/08/2015 10:16

I had this, mentioned we were going to Paris and got comments about the Eurotunnel - I hadn't even mentioned how we were travelling!


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.


Thatsafunnyface · 03/08/2015 10:17

I have 3 weather apps on my phone, I'm always typing in random cities to check the temp.. But I still wouldn't do what that guy did, sounds likes he's jealous of your holiday and a bit smug that it might rain.


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.


BerylStreep · 03/08/2015 10:22

'I'm planning to go to the spa when it's raining' is an acceptable response to comments like these.


MovingOnUpMovingOnOut · 03/08/2015 10:25

It's usually just conversation rather than malice Ime.

I wouldn't give it a second thought.


YummyIces · 03/08/2015 10:26

Really not bothered about the comments. Just thought it was a bit strange and I have to put up with 3 x DS moaning all week "but Billy's dad said it's going to rain the whole time"
Roll on Thursday!

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UptoapointLordCopper · 03/08/2015 10:29

Warm rain is a very nice thing. Nice big fat drops on your head. How I miss warm rain!


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!


Dynomite · 03/08/2015 10:43

He didn't necessarily google it though. Loads of people go to Thailand on holiday and roughly know what the weather is like there this time of year.


Dynomite · 03/08/2015 10:44

Although I don't think it was a nice thing to say to your kids.


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.


TheSkyAtNight · 03/08/2015 11:07

I went to Thailand in the rainy season. It was a fantastic holiday & rain didn't spoil it at all as it's so lovely and hot. Have a great trip!


User24689 · 03/08/2015 11:10

OP, some friends of mine just got back from Thailand, said the weather was gorgeous. About an hour of storms most afternoons - perfect time to go for a nice drink and watch the rain/ have a siesta.

YANBU though... could just be jealousy!


AnyFucker · 03/08/2015 11:10

christ, some people make a hobby of pissing on other's chips, don't they ?

have a great time

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