Nov 18th WunderTravel Show Recap
Hey Travel Buds!
We had a great show yesterday! If you missed it, you can listen to archived shows here at the Wunderground Broadcast Network. Or search the iTunes store for Weather Underground podcasts.
Here are some of this week's highlights:
Jess and I, and a few other co-workers traveled to London for the World Travel Market (WTM), and we stopped at the UK Met office for a tour. While we were in London, a seriously deep low pressure system brought strong winds to most of the United Kingdom. We visited the UK Met office on Friday November 5th, and they were starting the alerts for the strong winds expected to hit Monday the 8th. They posted high winds alerts across the entire nation, which they said they've never done before. This system was stronger than anything they've seen. On Monday we eperienced what was predicted. Take a look at the history at a PWS in London, or look on Wundermap to verify with another PWS. The data from this station shows the atmospheric pressure dropped from 1010.0 mb to 964.0 mb from Sunday morning to Monday evening, just two days! This rapid drop in pressure brought extremely strong winds with gusts up to 92.5 km/h, or 57.5 mph.
At the WTM, we got some great ideas for future Travel Spotlights. There were booths from all over the world which hosted various hotels and travel agencies. A perfect place for a few Travel Mets to get some ideas. So stay tuned for some more interesting travel destinations.
Jess has jumped on yet another plane to head back to the East Coast again. She expects to see some cool Fall weather as a ridge of high pressure continues bringing cold and dry air in from Canada. Highs will remain near 50, with lows dipping to near-freezing temperatures. Brrrr!
We had another travel forecast request from one of our listeners. She is traveling to Key West for the weekend and wanted to know if she's going to get rained out. Well, after the front passed on Thursday night, looks like high pressure will allow for dry and mild conditions. Expect Key West to see sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 60s through Monday. Perfect weekend to travel to Key West.
In the second segment of the show we discussed the best and worst places to travel this weekend.
Best across the nation: Key West, Florida
Worst across the nation: San Francisco Bay Area...Rainy!!!
Best across the globe: Abu Dhabi! Jess loves highs in the 80s and plenty of sunshine!
Worst across the globe: Paris, France. Cold and rainy.
In the third segment of the show we relieved our Travel Spotlight. Dubai! I had a friend call-in to the show because he travels to Dubai quiet often to visit friends and family. The interview is indescribable. You'd better listen for yourself!
Here are some great Wunderphotos of Dubai. Our members really take some amazing pictures!
See more Dubai pictures here!
As for the weather, Dubai is in a hot arid climate. As you can imagine, Dubai Summers are extremely hot and dry, with strong gusty winds. Between the month of May and October, the average high is around 104 °F and average lows only dip down to around 86 °F. The best time to travel is in Winter from about January to March, due to a more manageable heat during these months. This time is considered cool with an average high around 73 °F and average lows around 57 °F. Rain is scarce in a hot arid climate and Dubai averages 5.91 inches per year.
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