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Somerset
Destination Expert
for Somerset, Solo Travel, Exmoor National Park
posts: 13,066
reviews: 85
Wind

The sort that comes with rain. I know what the British weather is but was wondering if, as a city near the sea you get strong winds in the mid winter months.

As I live between coast and moors it is a constant factor but Edinburgh is a different type of location so I thought it might be moderated. Or does a combination of wind and rain come as standard with the coast being so near.

I would be grateful for your oppinion.

Edinburgh, United...
posts: 18,460
reviews: 787
1. Re: Wind

we get horizontal rain due to the wind and when it blows from the north in the winter time it cuts right through you.

Brass monkeys looking for welders comes to mind.

warrensburg,MO
posts: 7,618
2. Re: Wind

Hardly a breeze in Edinburgh today. Pouring down with rain though.

Edinburgh...
Destination Expert
for Edinburgh
posts: 4,554
reviews: 81
3. Re: Wind

As we all know strong winds come from the South-West and Edinburgh is sheltered behind the Pentland Hills, and therefore has a balmy climate at all times of the year.

:-)

Edited: 5:04 pm, October 18, 2013
Peterhead, United...
Destination Expert
for Fethiye
posts: 7,166
reviews: 60
4. Re: Wind

We always find it colder in the Winter than where we live in Aberdeenshire. Last Winter the cold in Edinburgh was intense. No wind very still and frosty.

Somerset
Destination Expert
for Somerset, Solo Travel, Exmoor National Park
posts: 13,066
reviews: 85
5. Re: Wind

Ok. So much like here then. Well you can only hope.

I saw a bargain price on a hotel by the shore for near Christmas. Better go buy a balaclava. Thanks all.

Edited: 5:44 pm, October 18, 2013
UK
Destination Expert
for North Wales
posts: 3,896
reviews: 37
6. Re: Wind

And a kite

Somerset
Destination Expert
for Somerset, Solo Travel, Exmoor National Park
posts: 13,066
reviews: 85
7. Re: Wind

Positive thinking Leuca. I like it. Had a kite once for my birthday but no one would come and fly it with me so no fun.

Edited: 6:42 pm, October 18, 2013
Gifford, United...
Destination Expert
for Haddington, East Lothian
posts: 2,611
reviews: 115
8. Re: Wind

Why do the hotels around Western Harbour have railings? so you can attach your safety wire when you walk out the door :-)

Edinburgh...
Destination Expert
for Edinburgh
posts: 4,554
reviews: 81
9. Re: Wind

Or in case you do a Piers Morgan on your segway?

Gifford, United...
Destination Expert
for Haddington, East Lothian
posts: 2,611
reviews: 115
10. Re: Wind

Derek, Even with all my campaigning over the years the British government wont let me ride mine in a public place, But wait till after next September hopefully I might be able to. LOL