Sunglasses or Umbrella?: Weather information

One of the main concerns before going on holidays is the weather. What will the weather be like? Will it rain? Could we go to the beach? Could we make routes? Will it be cold? The weather affects the decisions we take when packing our luggage, and can determine all our trip if we are not aware... View Article


One of the main concerns before going on holidays is the weather. What will the weather be like? Will it rain? Could we go to the beach? Could we make routes? Will it be cold? The weather affects the decisions we take when packing our luggage, and can determine all our trip if we are not aware or the different options available in the place we are visiting.

If visiting Catalunya, you would be grateful to know that one of the leading pages to be kept informed of the real-time weather but also the predictions is the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya website, one of the main references for locals. As each country has its specific websites and preferred information suppliers, the best and easiest option when looking for the weather forecast in any city in the world is to simply type “weather in ” on Google, followed by the city or cities we are planning to visit and we will get, not only the real-time information but also a forecast, temperature, winds,… from any place in the world. And while other sites don’t recognize small towns and villages, the forecast provided by Google includes each one of the Catalan smallest towns. Yes, we have search them. And yes, it works.

If you have decided to make the most of Catalunya and explore its many routes and paths, and once you have checked that the sun will shine, maybe you want to double check the specific climatic conditions of the area you are visiting. If you go to the mountain, from the same website of the Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya you will find all the detailed information by county. Or, if you prefer, you can take a look from one the live cameras placed in specific places all over Catalunya and check by yourself the real weather conditions. And, as you won’t feel the breeze in your face, the view comes with some extra information on temperature and humidity.

If you prefer going to the beach, you have two different options. The first one is a website, that indicates the colour of the warning flag that flies on each beach, as well as the services available. And the most important information, if there are or there aren’t jellyfish.

Another option is an application. Once downloaded to our device, it will give is all the information associated with the beach we want to go, such as its current state, or the physics and environmental conditions. Beside all this information, you will also find an image gallery and a list with all the services and equipments available.

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And you, which website or application are you using as a reference? Do you check it often or do you prefer to take the risk? Send us your recommendations! You can find us on: FacebookTwitter and Google+


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