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“Super Storm Hits Britain”–It Rained A Bit Yesterday!

May 30, 2017

By Paul Homewood

  

It’s still silly season unfortunately!

 

Apparently we just had a “Super Storm” yesterday.

  

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4551462/UK-weather-Britain-battered-thunderstorms-overnight.html

There were certainly some thunderstorms, but nothing remotely unusual. It was so unremarkable that even the Met Office could not be bothered to mention it on their blog, something they regularly do when we get a bit of bad weather.

The highest rainfall recorded yesterday was only 21.4mm at Lambourn.

   

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/observation 

 

  

Meanwhile, the Mail also report on the latest piece of junk science:

              

matt d licence front

              

Nobody has told them that English summers are not getting hotter anyway.

            

England Mean temperature - Summer

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly

              

And if you are short of a scare story, you can always dredge up the well debunked one about the Great Barrier Reef:

               

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4551120/Great-Barrier-Reef-bleaching-worse-thought.html

              

Scientists say it is damaged beyond repair, even though they go on to say:

Corals can recover if the water temperature drops and the algae are able to recolonise them, but it can take a decade.

         

Next they’ll be blaming “Bear Eats Woman” on climate change!!!!

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18 Comments
  1. tom0mason permalink
    May 30, 2017 1:25 pm

    MailOnline latest headline --

  2. May 30, 2017 1:44 pm

    Here’s one for the perpetual hand-wringers which I sometimes pull out: Yellowstone sits over a “hot spot” which blows on the average of every 600,000 years putting a couple of feet of ash over most of the US. We are at 640,000 and counting right now.

  3. May 30, 2017 1:46 pm

    The Barrier Reef “story” was also regurgitated by the Independent today under the headline

    Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved, Australian experts concede

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/great-barrier-reef-dying-coral-bleaching-global-warming-australia-climate-change-a7761351.html.

  4. Joe Public permalink
    May 30, 2017 2:19 pm

    The GOOD news about the “Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved and is damaged beyond repair” story, is that that’ll be the last we ever read or hear about the issue.

    Those scientists can never ever again claim (with credibility) there’ll be further damage to it.

    • dave permalink
      May 30, 2017 4:17 pm

      “…that’ll be the last we ever read or hear about the issue”

      You would think so, but Buffy the Slayer retired to have babies and therefore…

  5. Thomas the Scot permalink
    May 30, 2017 2:25 pm

    A medieval English king (I forget which one) reportedly said that “An English summer consists of three hot days and a thunderstorm.”

    • dave permalink
      May 30, 2017 5:59 pm

      Variously attributed to the (early modern) Kings Charles II and George II. But probably apochryphal.

      • May 31, 2017 9:46 pm

        Must have been warmer then, we’re down to two + thunderstorm these days.

  6. May 30, 2017 2:52 pm

    No mention of the actual water temperature. I wonder why not.

  7. May 30, 2017 3:03 pm

    For anyone’s interest, we have been cruising the South Pacific and more recently the Australian east coast onto the Barrier Reef. We have seen coral tip damage throughout, but none of the locals we talked to thought it was anything unusual. The dive operators were still diving on abundant coral, and on our dives we never noticed any serious coral degradation. Whether it was different further north on the upper 3-400 miles I cannot say, but we gave friends diving daily in the Solomons now, without any reported coral damage.

    Just saying!

  8. Curious George permalink
    May 30, 2017 3:06 pm

    For a country relying so heavily on solar electricity, this was a major problem. I hope that windmills helped.

    • Stuart Brown permalink
      May 30, 2017 3:39 pm

      Rely on solar? You’re joking, we have loads of gas turbines we rely on. Just don’t tell anyone.

      About 2GW solar on Monday, and about the same for wind early on, which dropped off as the day went on – so, no, they were pretty useless too. About 15GW of gas and 8GW of nuclear when we really needed it.

  9. May 30, 2017 6:03 pm

    “Every degree cuts 15 minutes of sleep a month”. Oh, my!

    First, how does the Daily Fail think that the good folk in hotter climes manage (I live in Spain and sleep just fine).

    Second, well, let’s see – 15 minutes a month, thirty days in a month, 15 minutes is 900 seconds, 30 into 900 goes – oh dear, a whole 30 seconds per night per degree. I must get to bed earlier . . .

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      May 31, 2017 11:29 am

      Excellent point about sleep in warm climes.
      My own experience is that I sleep better in warm countries, even without A/C once I have acclimatised: also have far more vivid dreams!

      • dave permalink
        May 31, 2017 11:35 am

        NOTHING will be capable of waking me up in 2050!

    • May 31, 2017 11:43 am

      One of the best aides to my sleep in 8 years occurred about 3:40 am on the morning of November 9 (also my birthday) when I awoke, looked at my phone and saw: “Trump elected President.” It also served to lower my blood pressure and my overall outlook on life. I now smile and laugh a lot more. Another great aide to overall well-being is that I got rid of TV in 2014. I no longer have the 93% negative US media–unbiased as they tell us they are. Instead I watch full things from YouTube on my laptop. All of these things have contributed to overall better health.

  10. Gerry, England permalink
    May 30, 2017 10:33 pm

    Well my corner of Surrey didn’t get any rain other than a few spots – nothing torrential or the 1.5in the MetO were saying.

  11. May 31, 2017 11:34 am

    They forgot to interview Chicken Little.

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