Weather forecasting might be a science but it is an inexact one.
No matter the knowledge and skill of forecasters and the advances in technology at their disposal, nature will always have the last say.
In spite of that more often than not, forecasters are right and when they warn of a cold snap it pays to take heed.
In farming, especially at this time of year with lambing and calving underway, it is particularly important to act on intimations of inclement weather.
Tonight I’m grateful for a weather forecast that allowed us to plan for cold and wet.