One of my favourite parts of the internet is the animated radar map on theweathernetwork.com.
The forecast can be for rain, but checking the radar, you can see if it’s a ton of rain or just intermittent rain – and perhaps plan your commute accordingly.
I ride in the rain a lot, but most often in the late spring and summer when the rain is refreshing rather than cold… so at this time of year I try to avoid it.
This morning I saw that the rain would be ending for 30-60 minutes … giving me just long enough for a leisurely ride downtown to work while staying mostly dry.
Usually, the Viaduct offers a great view of downtown and it’s fun to watch all the new condo towers rising a bit higher every day. Today though, it was just foggy misty white… and the sidestreets north of the Danforth I took on the way to the Viaduct were nice and hushed and quiet in the fog.
15 minutes after I got to work, it started raining again.
Looking forward to biking home in +9C temperatures.