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If You’re Going To The Arctic, Don’t Bother Packing That Bikini!

December 26, 2016

By Paul Homewood




Temperatures at the North Pole could reach freezing point, claimed the BBC on Saturday.

In reality temperatures never got higher than about minus 10C. While this was still less cold than usual, it was due to an incursion of milder air from the Atlantic across a very narrow front.

Most of the Arctic was around average at between minus 30C and 40C.






Tone Heller does his usual thorough job debunking the scare stories, and explaining that it is simply a weather event which has regularly happened before.

Worth a read here.

  1. December 26, 2016 1:03 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Tony Heller’s post is Wahl worth a read:

  2. December 26, 2016 2:35 pm

    I think most sensible people realise that the BBC is full of fake news.

  3. Broadlands permalink
    December 26, 2016 3:03 pm

    There is a certain irony? in Heller’s newspaper clipping from Townsville, Queensland, which is located at the Great Barrier Reef.

  4. December 26, 2016 3:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  5. The Old Bloke permalink
    December 26, 2016 4:13 pm

    In their original article by the BBC, they stated that temperatures would get to about freezing point [or what looks like “freezing point”]. Well that depends on whether you are seeing things using Fahrenheit or Celsius.of course. 0 degrees Fahrenheit is minus 17.8 degrees Celcius. To a numpty at the BBC, this would look like temperatures were at or about freezing if there mindset was thinking Celsius and hence about 20 degrees above where they should be. Reality was, the temperature at the North Pole for Dec 25th, was about minus 13 degrees (I was using Nullschool) about average using the Celsius scale.

  6. December 26, 2016 5:04 pm

    You guys may have noticed the BBC news couldnt use their prepared narrative today of “warmest Christmas ever” so had to bang on about George Michael.
    ..and only whisper the Pro Brexit stance of ExBank of England Governor Mervin King in his long BBC interview.

  7. December 26, 2016 5:06 pm

    @Nigel S posted this

    I made the following complaint to BBC about this article on their website.

    ‘Let It Snow, London, 2015’ ‘Sledging on London’s hills at Christmas hasn’t been possible for many years due to lack of snow. Once the tree was dismantled all the sledges were given away to local people, or sold to raise money for charity.’ Simply not true that there has been no sledging for ‘many years’ and why give away sledges to Londoners if there is no snow? It snowed at The Oval on 26 April 2016.

    My impression is that there have been better than average sledging conditions in London in the last few years but I don’t live there now. Your research skills would probably back this up. The BBC text was taken more or less straight off the PR puff of course, typical BBC churnalism. They changed ‘recent years’ to ‘many years’ for added eschatological effect.//

  8. 4TimesAYear permalink
    December 28, 2016 9:11 am

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

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