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Global Warming Causes Warmer, Wetter Winters Say Met Office

March 25, 2013

By Paul Homewood


h/t Paul Matthews




The winter of 2006/07 was a warm and wet one for the UK.


Interviewed by the BBC, Met Office meteorologist Wayne Elliott had this to say:-


It is consistent with the climate change message. It is exactly what we expect winters to be like – warmer and wetter."


Perhaps he should have added – “except when they are colder and drier”.

  1. March 25, 2013 6:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings.

  2. Ray permalink
    March 25, 2013 6:29 pm

    Don’t worry, according to Sir John Beddington,
    “The [current] variation we are seeing in temperature or rainfall is double the rate of the average. That suggests that we are going to have more droughts, we are going to have more floods, we are going to have more sea surges and we are going to have more storms.”
    So the fact that we are getting colder winters now is definite evidence that global temperatures are rising, no matter what the actual temperatures are saying. (NB I am being sarcastic)
    What does “the current variation in temperature is double the rate of the average” actually mean?
    Is he referring to falling temperatures?

  3. John F. Hultquist permalink
    March 26, 2013 3:57 am

    Had the MET Office personnel been in charge of the US Space Program the astronauts, instead of visiting Earth’s Moon, would have landed on Io, or maybe Europa, but perhaps Ganymede. Then again, Callisto might be the place. Getting things right isn’t a characteristic of a “climate scientist.”

  4. Denier666 permalink
    March 26, 2013 8:41 am

    Met Office 3-month Outlook
    Period: April – June 2013 Issue date: 21.03.13SUMMARY – PRECIPITATION:
    For both April and April-May-June as a whole the uncertainty is large, leaving the forecast largely indistinguishable from climatology.
    The probability that UK precipitation will fall into the driest of our five categories is around 20% and the probability that it will fall into the wettest category is also around 20% (the probability for each of these categories is 20%).

    The forecast presented here is for April and the average of the April-May-June period for the United Kingdom as a whole. This forecast is based on information from observations, several numerical models and expert judgement. EXPERT???

  5. Paul Matthews permalink
    March 26, 2013 9:37 am

    In fact I got it from someone else on twitter – can’t remember who!

  6. Andy DC permalink
    March 26, 2013 12:40 pm

    The Met office seasonal forecasts are probably no better than those made by the local Gypsy palm reader. The palm reader is also quite a bit cheaper as well.


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