Guys: A true bromance is better for us
Mild weather at weekend will give way to rain & 70mph winds
MEN have confessed their bromances are stronger than the relationships they have with women.
They find it easier to express emotions and get over rows with their close male friends.
They also feel less “judged” than with women, a study by Winchester University, Hants, found.
Researcher Adam White interviewed straight male students in Los Angeles.
One said: “It’s your best friend. You are closer to him than anyone. They are like a guy girlfriend.”
The report, in journal Men and Masculinities, said a bromance was “intimate and trusting”.
It also “offers men a new social space for emotional disclosure, outside traditional relationships”. MAKE the most of the pleasant weather this weekend – it won’t last.
Tearing in close behind from the Atlantic is Hurricane Ophelia, forecast to reach Northern Ireland on Monday.
We’re expected to be battered by its remnants, with heavy rain and wind speeds of 60-70mph.
It will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm, which killed 18 people after blasting into the south of England overnight on October 15, 1987.
The estimated £1billion damage wreaked followed a notorious forecast by BBC weatherman Michael Fish, who said no hurricane was coming and told viewers not to worry.
Temperatures for today, tomorrow and Sunday are predicted to be up to 18C, well above normal.
But Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill warned: “Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track eastwards towards Iberia for the weekend.
“Indications are it will have weakened to an extra-tropical storm by then before continuing towards the UK, probably reaching us early next week.
“But it’s definitely something we are keeping an eye on for the possibility early next week of some disruptive conditions.”
Britain’s weather appears likely to continue unsettled into Tuesday, due to a separate band of low pressure, and remain changeable all week.
Ophelia is this year’s 10th named Atlantic storm in a row to become a hurricane – tying a record unbroken since 1893. During the 1987 storm, the highest measured gust was 120mph, which hit West Sussex.
Over the UK schools were forced to shut, damage to the National Grid left thousands of homes without power and 15 million trees were blown down. The forecasting farce prompted an internal inquiry by the Met Office which led it to bring in operational reforms, including how it reports weather warnings.
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