Is the winter of 2015-16 any more stormy than usual?
By Paul Homewood
Xmetman, Bruce, has an interesting analysis of this winter’s stormy weather:
Well the short answer to that question is yes the winter of 2015-16 is more stormy than usual so far (February 8), but it’s certainly not the stormiest on record either. The simplest way that I can think of to statistically measure the storminess of the British Isles over any particular month or season, is to use the Gale Index [GI] generated by the Climate Research Unit [CRU] of the University of East Anglia [UEA]. The Gale Index is a by-product of the Objective Lamb Weather Type data series that they maintain and regularly update, and very easy to calculate, but because it uses just a small grid of mean sea level pressures to calculate the index with, it is a little crude.
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