Cold Atlantic Brings Gales To UK
By Paul Homewood
If anybody is wondering why us lucky blighters in Britain have had plenty of wet and windy weather lately, the BBC spell it out concisely.
Quite simply, there is a mass of extremely cold air in the northern part of the Atlantic, coming up against mild air to the south. It is precisely this stark differential which brought much worse storms in the Little Ice Age, and which global warming/polar amplification were supposed to reduce.
As I pointed out a few weeks ago, this cold air is associated with some extremely cold sea surface temperatures, some 2 degrees colder than average.
The Arctic is, contrary to popular assertion, turning very cold, with DMI showing sea ice extent at its highest level for this time of year since at least 2005.