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Equine Fireworks 
 
Well, that time of the year is upon us again, Halloween, and Bonfire Night, and then, forget everything else with tunnel vision, it's the run up to Christmas.
 
In recent years, it's been rather wet as I recall for Guy Fawkes Night, with showers or longer spells of rain in 2008; showers in 2009, and for 2010, it's also going to be rather hit and miss.
 
If Guy Fawkes had of waited until a different time of year, or indeed if the state opening was a little earlier, may be the weather in years to come would of been more favourable to mark the occasion.  Some people eh?
 
The Atlantic though has spotted an opportunity to mess things up, with some wet and windy conditions set to dampen the powder, and give the north and west of the UK a good soaking.  The south and east will see marginally better conditions.
 
As it stands, holding the event on the weekend rather than the actual day may be the cunning way around affairs, but for the traditionalists who want the event to take place on the very day, well, may fortune favour the brave.
 
I shall be attending an organised display with my children, who are of an age to appreciate proceedings, (they are 17 and 19 respectively - I'm joking), but for the first time this year, I'm not overly fussed with fireworks, and that's a worry, am I getting too old to appreciate the whizz bang and colourful plumes of this pyrotechnic extravaganza anymore?  Have I become miserable and terminally dull?
 
If I can raise a smile, then may be it's not too late to enjoy this seasonal spectacle, but as with every year, the yob element will attempt to ruin it.
 
In the meantime, it's Halloween, which brings out the yob element again, demanding money with menace - Dick Turpin would of been proud of them, Robin Hood, no so.
 
 
Charlotte Haines
Chief Assistant Forecaster.
Saturday October 30th 2010
 
Disclaimer.  The opinions expressed by Charlotte Haines are not necessarily those of Positive Weather Solutions.