When I want to check the weather, I look out my window
As do we, but since we travel by bikes exclusively, it's helpful to know what might be coming to determine when to leave for town. It's sometimes hard to know if one rain band is isolated or followed by many more, even looking out over the sea.
Fortunately, we risked leaving after the rain stopped this morning, and it was fine. Looked threatening when we left and a few drops in town, but cleared up by the time we got back.
And, will wonders never cease, the doppler is working now. Guess someone got back to his desk after a long weekend!