I know some of you will think we’re mad, but we were contemplating starting the camping season early and going camping last weekend!
The overnight temperatures were forecast to be very mild, so we thought it might be worth it. But from our experiences last year (see here and here), we’re learning that the wind is also important! Thing is, when is a breeze more than a breath of fresh air?!
We’re all familiar with roughly what temperatures are cold and which are pleasant and which are scorching, but windspeeds are less intuitive.
I found this website with the interesting name of ‘Willy Weather’, which gives really clear forecasts and also tells you how that compares to the average for that month. You can search it really easily by just typing in a place name.
The met office also produce a graphic, but it is much less detailed.
Suffice to say, last weekend was windy and sadly no good for camping!