At last, a reliable weather station

@Asylum (48273)
Manchester, England
February 10, 2016 10:33am CST
I came across this sign outside the Topkapi Palace hotel in Lara Beach, Turkey. It is one of the most amusing signs that I have ever seen and I had to take a photograph of it. All too often I have seen weather reports on the television or the internet, which have been proven wrong simply by looking out of the window. This Weather Station may be less technical than most, but it does provide very accurate data. I checked it out while I was there by touching the rock hanging down from the left hand side, which was fairly hot at the time. According to the conversion data on the sign this represents sunshine, which was correct because it was sunny at the time. I was quite impressed and the system seems to be reliable.
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@owlwings (39391)
• Cambridge, England
10 Feb 16
Also it's a quick guide to learning Turkish. I would have said that, if the rock is swaying, it would have to be one of "a truly awesome wind", "you are drunk" or "there's an earthquake"!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
I love the one about the rock missing, which represents a tornado.
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@owlwings (39391)
• Cambridge, England
10 Feb 16
@Asylum I liked that one, too.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
@owlwings Of course that is the one that could be wrong if someone stole the rock.
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@Hatley (164639)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 16
yep that does sound most relikable lol Im just back after five d ays off li e because it took the carpet layers all this time to recarpet my room going to be warm here sunny hi in the 80ts feels so good
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
I am pleased to see you because I noticed someone earlier had mentioned your unexpected absence, which naturally caused a little concern.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Feb 16
Lol, that's pretty awesome, I for one am pretty sick of the weather guys and their wrongness
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
This one seems very reliable and was certainly right when I tried it.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Feb 16
@Asylum Works for me.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 I now to find an appropriate rock so that I can build my own in the back garden.
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@rebelann (41962)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Feb 16
Just gotta pray that last one doesn't happen............
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
That is the only potential flaw, if someone stole the rock everyone would think that it was a tornado.
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@rebelann (41962)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Feb 16
Hummmmm @Asylum ..... so how big is the rock? Hopefully too heavy to be stolen easily.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@rebelann It could be carried away, but would be very difficult to disguise In order to take away.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
I have seen signs like this before. They are always fun and often very accurate.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
This was totally original to me and I found it to be hilarious.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
@Asylum I wish I could remember where I saw this before. It was in German, I think, so that narrows it down somewhat.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@ElizabethWallace It does rather reduce the options to either Germany or Austria, despite German being spoken in many other places.
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• United States
11 Feb 16
Talk about going back to the basics.............
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
It may be a basic principle, but it is very effective and reliable.
• United States
11 Feb 16
@Asylum So it walking outside to find out if its cold or hot.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Both of those methods are far more reliable than the meteorological office.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
I love those kind of weather stations. They are much more accurate than what I hear on the radio. Sometimes I think they need to look out of their windows.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
They need to employ window cleaners in some of the weather offices.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
@Asylum that might be helpful.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt Either that or have a direct telephone line with the local farmer, who can give them more reliable predictions.
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@Namelesss (1394)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Now that there is what I call a real hands on approach. Thanks for the laugh today!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
It was so impressive that I could not resist taking a photograph and even tried it out by feeling the rock. I was impressed by whoever designed this, who is obviously almost as insane as I am.
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@Namelesss (1394)
• United States
10 Feb 16
@Asylum Haha, nope, you are still the insanist but they were very creative.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
@Namelesss Thank you, I have always prided myself with my insanity.
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@WriterAI (5220)
• Bulgaria
2 Jul 17
Thank you for this information. Turkey is our neighboring country.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
2 Jul 17
It is a while since I visited there now due to the unrest that occurred.
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@garymarsh6 (14264)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
Should put the Met office out of business!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
It certainly has a far better track record.
@MALUSE (41235)
• Germany
11 Feb 16
Very funny. I like that.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
I thought that it was excellent and could not resist photographing it.
@gudheart (12746)
11 Feb 16
That is good. Shame most of them are going now and replaced my modern digital tech methods. Sometimes the old ways are the most reliable ones.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
This is the only reliable weather station that I have ever come across.
@Fleura (7195)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
And I always thought that was an Irish forecasting system! Now you can say 'it is overcast/sunny/raining' etc in Turkish too!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
The Shetlands is a Scottish region, so maybe I can claim to have a command of Gaelic too.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
we need an accurate weather station or even forecast here :(
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
Then I would recommend a rock. They appear to work very accurately.
@Tampa_girl7 (25890)
• United States
11 Feb 16
It's good that it was accurate.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
I was just pleased that the rock was not wet, or even worse missing.
@Corbin5 (109605)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Weather Bug came with my new laptop and I have found that it is pretty reliable. I do despair when other reports get everything wrong!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
What you need is a good reliable rock.
• United States
10 Feb 16
Definitely sounds like they have the answer to correct weather forecasts...love the sign
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
It was the most impressive piece of nonsense that I have ever encountered, not to mention the mosty reliable weather forecasting.
@jstory07 (68312)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Feb 16
At least that weather station is right.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
10 Feb 16
Oh yes, it was very accurate. Amusingly we have weathermen who have studied the subject at University and then use computers with sophisticated software to analyse data from satellites orbiting the Earth, yet they are still less accurate or reliable than that rock.
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