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Just Another British Summer!

June 18, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




I saw a newspaper report the other day, speculating whether this month would be the wettest June on record here. In other words, the usual nonsense.


It has certainly been a miserable week or two, but as the Met Office kindly remind us, rainfall so far this month is round about normal:


Across the UK as a whole, the rainfall total is around average for this stage in the month. However, heavy and thundery showers have given localised large rainfall totals, with some surface water flooding as drains have been unable to cope with the high rainfall rates.


Maximum temperature Mean    temperature Rainfall
1-15 June 2016 Actual Anom Actual Anom Actual Anom
degC degC degC degC mm %
UK 18.3 1 14.1 1.1 37.3 51
England 18.9 0.3 14.8 0.8 39.9 65
Wales 19.4 2.1 15.3 2.1 54.6 64
Scotland 16.7 1.6 12.5 1.2 27.2 31
N Ireland 20 3.1 15.3 2.6 44.4



While some areas have had more rain than others, at the end of the day it is just typical British weather!

  1. June 18, 2016 5:21 pm

    WOT no scary weather to worry about or recover from the hottest May on record phew breathes huge sigh of relief
    maybe Met Office should be canned ….

  2. tom0mason permalink
    June 18, 2016 8:06 pm

    And the Met Office accurately predicted this weather back at the start of the year?
    No they didn’t.
    All there they do is give a lot of huff and bluff about the next 5-10 years. Complete BS. Read for yourselves
    So what is the UK taxpayer is paying for? Climate change alarmism and little else!
    Where’s the seasonal forecasts?
    Could they accurately (90% correct for temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, for both national and local areas) for the coming 2 weeks? They can’t do it.
    Can they say (within a week) when the next big storm will hit the UK this year, or next year? No they can’t.
    When will the next drought hit the UK, which areas will be worst hit (accurate to within 10 mile radius)? How would they know? They are not looking, they have no resources or talent to try that sort of forecasting.
    The Met Office is an expensive boondoggle, sucking up tax money for nothing but shrieking about climate change.
    Sell it off — why not?

  3. June 18, 2016 9:11 pm

    ‘It has certainly been a miserable week or two’

    Depends where you are. Almost bone dry in south west Scotland – look at the quoted rainfall numbers. Something odd going on when Scotland is dry while Paris is awash.

    • June 20, 2016 10:53 am

      Not so unusual as all that, a few years ago my kids had a June holiday in Scotland while my wife and I went to Paris; they got sunburned, we got frostbite and soaked.

  4. Graeme No.3 permalink
    June 18, 2016 9:18 pm

    An earlier prediction:

    April brings the sweet spring showers,
    On and on for hours and hours.
    Farmers fear unkindly May,
    Frost by night and hail by day.
    June just rains and never stops,
    Thirty days and spoils the crops.
    In July the sun is hot,
    Is it shining?
    No it’s not!

    Flanders and Swann A Song of the Weather

    • June 20, 2016 10:50 am

      They know a lot more about climate than the IPCC!
      Their First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics is also amazing!

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