I've just checked the weather link for Roda and it looks as though its going to rain for at least the first three days we are there - hubby will be pleased !! him being a sunworshipper - and we've not been away for a few years and were really looking forward to some 'constant' sunshine. Fingers crossed 'they've' got it wrong
Message posted by rottyno1 on 25 May 2005 at 12:19pm - IP Logged
I've just checked out the BBC weather forecast - your right it does look a lot better 'at' the BBC than on other sites - so I'm going with that one!! - we too are flying to Corfu this Friday (from Newcastle) - staying in Roda.-
Message posted by appleonia74 on 25 May 2005 at 1:01pm - IP Logged
im with kathleen looking at the bbc one it sure does look alot better and ill be checking on the web cam i think i look at every weather site going and every single one is different so id just look at the sky every morning and im sure you'd be a better weather person than those who actually get paid to tell us!
We had rain a few days when we were there 2-16th May - you are welcome to use my philosophy of wet on the outside may as well be wet on the inside!!! You may well find as we did that the bars and tavernas are equiped with polythene sides they can roll down to keep the worst of the weather out and put either the sports on tv or if they have the facility they put a film on. One day it didn't stop raining all day and night but the rest of the time it was just a short sharp shower and half an hour later it cleared up. Anyroadsup it's got to be better than the constant rain we have had today here in Warrington - I think my personal raincloud is parked outside the door waiting for me to go out on my lunchbreak.
Have a great holiday anyway - you lucky things!!!
Message posted by KathleenB on 25 May 2005 at 5:59pm - IP Logged
You are so right - at least if it does rain (a little!!! fingers crossed ) in Corfu you can pretty much guarantee there won't be a gale force Arctic wind blowing , so we shall just have to count our blessings - all 14 days of them!!!!!!!!!!!.
P.S.It hasn't stopped raining here in Whitehaven either - all day
Message posted by pink_kiwi76 on 25 May 2005 at 6:25pm - IP Logged
i came back from kavos in corfu yesterday morning- the weather was BOILING and gorgeous i had 1/2 day of slight cloud in 1 week i have a top banana sun tan dont worry u will b fine chick - enjoy it xxx
Natalie: That weather website you referred us to is fabulous! Wow! How did you ever find it? The other correspondents are correct: The weather is different all over Corfu. One cannot say that because the weather is such-and-such at the airport, it is the same all over Corfu. Not so! I have it on very good authority.
Again, thank you so much for that terrific site!
Message posted by NatalieDonnan (Forum SuperModel) on 25 May 2005 at 6:52pm - IP Logged
Am a bit worried about this weather malarky - if the weathers different all over corfu, is it worse in one place more than others? I am going to Kassiopi on the 6th June for 2 weeks for the first time! My fella has been to sidari a few times and is in love with the place. If some Sun can be arranged for the time we arrive i would be very grateful xxx
Message posted by Robin Hood on 26 May 2005 at 7:48pm - IP Logged
I am checking the Beebs weather site every day and tbh, it changes on a day to day basis, even though it's a five day forecast.
Up until Wednesday atm it's pushing 30c.
Each time I've been to Corfu, it's usually from the first week in June and the weather is usually fantastic, excepting the first day last time when there was a huge water spout coming in from the West, heading right towards Agios Georgios. This we could see from Bella Vista at Lakones. It was a beautiful, but frightening site, as it was huge.
Next day was gorgeous
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 29 May 2005 at 11:39am - IP Logged
We're flying out tomorrow so have been watching the forecasts with trepidation! Just checked them for one last time and both the beeb and weather.com have completely changed from earlier in the week....thankfully!
It's going to be sun sun sun all the way!
Message posted by MartynG on 29 May 2005 at 12:12pm - IP Logged
It's fair to say that the weather can very, depending where you are on the island, largely due to the topography and the proximity to the Albanian mountains.
If the wind is from the north, the weather will usualy be good, with clear skies etc. However, if from the south, the moist warm air(usually all the way from the Sahara, but having travelled over a long reach of sea) rises as it meets the mountains of Corfu and Albania, cools and creates clouds and rain. Usually a prolonged blow from the south will result in a fairly spectacular thunder storm, which clears the air.
If you notice the wind blowing from the south over a period of time, you will notice that the visibility out to sea gradually deteriorates over a few days,with clouds building up over the mountains - a sure sign rain is on its way.
I think it's also fair to say that Corfu's climate has changed in the last 20 years or so - from being "Mediterranean" (hot and dry) to "sub-tropical" (hot and humid, with more rain)
The good thing about Corfu though (if you have a car) is that if it's raining where you are, the sun will be shinning on the oter side of the island (mountain).
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