Okay, rather than cluttering up the main thread with this, I'm going to put this here. It's starting to get close enough to UK PonyCon 2018 to have some sort of idea about what the weather might do during con weekend. It's too far out as yet to be remotely certain, and I'll update this thread as things develop. Right now, it looks likely that con weekend will be unsettled and windy, so quite a change to the generally quiet weather we've had recently. As the BBC TV weather mentioned tonight, it's possible that an ex-tropical storm may cross the UK, and when that happens it means heavy rain and strong winds, often gales. So unfortunately a gentle, sunny UKPC weekend seems unlikely at this point. Temperatures should not be a concern. Neither of the two main weather models (ECMWF and GFS, if you want to know) are showing much out of the ordinary here -- I'd expect daytime temperatures to be in the mid-teens, falling to around 10 °C at night. No frost, no snow, no scorching heat. It is October, after all. Rain will be more of a pain, though obviously more at some times than others. Queue time on Saturday morning would probably be the most annoying, and irritatingly that period currently has the potential to be fairly wet. Best to have contingency plans if you're coming in cosplay, especially if it's not waterproof. Wind speeds look as though they may be quite high: gusts of 50 mph might be on the cards, which isn't anything out of the ordinary for an October storm but will make umbrellas pretty useless. I'm considering taking one of those emergency rain poncho things -- they're pretty light and can be stuffed in a pocket or bag. If you were in Bristol for last year's UKPC, much of the above will feel rather familiar! We had similar weather conditions then -- some may recall the torrential rain on Saturday afternoon, though thankfully most people were inside the venue at that point. Still, even then it was dry some of the time. Right, that's where I think we stand right now. I'll update this thread at the weekend, by which time things may start to be slightly clearer. But the initial takeaway is: be prepared for English October weather!