Friday, August 19, 2005

The weather in Dublin today...

...isn't real good.

The report from Weather Underground: Scattered clouds. 17 C/ 64F. Wind 13 mph. Humidity 100 percent.

I guess that means it's raining?

In ULYSSES, the weather starts out fair, but it's raining by ten.

One of my correspondents assures me that Dublin does have fine weather, but I guess if I were to go to Dublin, I wouldn't count on getting a tan.

3 Comments:

Blogger Segúr 95.20 said...

Hey Richard - it's only a drop of rain. Bob Hope used to say: if you don't like the weather in Ireland, stick around - give it five minutes and it's sure to change. At the end of chapter 5, Bloom says "Heavenly weather really...Cricket weather...Heatwave. Won't last. Always passing, the stream of life..." And indeed then there's a spot of rain during the funereal chapter 6. The day clears up later on, so that Bloom feels hot and sweaty in his mourning black. Dublin's weather is like that. 'Changable.'

5:22 PM  
Blogger Segúr 95.20 said...

"All Ireland is washed by the gulf stream" thinks Bloom, and the gulf stream - coming up from the gulf of Mexico - means that Ireland's weather is a couple of degrees warmer than it should be, given its northerly latitude.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/g/gu/gulf_stream.htm

5:34 PM  
Blogger Richard Lewis said...

Growing up in the lush tropics, I've come to love two other types of climates: the dry desert, and cool, even cold, weather. I don't care where the latter is -- high mountains or winter coast.

Come the rainy season, and the hot, miserably sticky days, I'm be dying for some of Dublin's fine weather.

8:07 AM  

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