I have always had a thing for French barometers and their clock like faces, hand painted to reveal the weather conditions.
Storms, heavy rain, mixed showers or a beautiful day – it is all I really need to know about the weather.
Barometers, or the old fashioned ones at least, are generally so much more decorative than the weather man on the television.
I know that he is a font of information when it comes to highs and lows moving across the country, weather maps, graphics and radar – but for someone unscientific like me it is enough to take a glance each day at our barometer.
I vote for pretty every time and prefer to leave the serious stuff to the experts, xv.