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BBC Play The Easter Three Card Trick

April 22, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

More pure, unadulterated fraud from the BBC:

 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48004374

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48013791

 

OK, this nonsense might be alright for the Guinness Book of Records, but the BBC know full well it is meaningless, as this Easter is one of the latest on record, with many Easters occurring in March.

At no stage is this pointed out in any of the reports, which are written deliberately to foster belief in global warming.

 

To put this Easter into perspective, the highest temperature recorded over the weekend was 77.9F at Gosport on Saturday. It was also the hottest day of the month.

However this was way below the temperature set at Camden on Easter Saturday in 1949 of 85F, which is also the highest April temperature on record in the UK.

Not only that, but the weather in April 1893 was every bit as remarkable as in 1949:

 

 

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https://digital.nmla.metoffice.gov.uk/digitalFile_3e966701-f0d2-4565-838c-a58548ebe149/

As this week, there was an extended spell of high pressure bringing in winds from the continent, and temperatures reached 84F in Cambridge on the 20th.

 

In short, there is nothing at all remarkable about this week’s weather, despite the BBC’s attempts to persuade us otherwise.

39 Comments
  1. Phil permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:40 pm

    Easter Day can only be one day later than this year.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      April 23, 2019 12:51 pm

      Not quite, Phil. The possible range for Easter Sunday is from March 22 (if the full moon is on
      March 21) and April 25 (if the full moon is on Sunday, April 18). Check with Wikipedia which has a well-researched article on the whole subject.

      And the whole record-setting business is a farce, as we all know. A week or so ago they were talking about possibly exceeding a record set in 1911! If the record has stood for 108 years, where the hell is the monstrously threatening warming they are talking about?!

      It’s not about news any more (I’m not even sure it’s about climate). It’s “bread and circuses”! Three of the UK countries hit a record! Hurrah!! But England missed out! Boo!!! It’s that standard of reportage.

  2. Saighdear permalink
    April 22, 2019 10:52 pm

    Och , I saw this coming…. Yes as Phil says…. and the chances of the DATE ( around 21st ) coinciding with a HOT day is……. Goodness me , I’ve seen SNOW at Easter when there had been NONE at Christmas. ( don’t give me the Gag of a week beween Xmas and Hogmanay,but a year beween Hogmanay and Xmas ).
    To listen to the BBC prog presenters chuntering on about it as though it was something extra-ordinary…. Who are these people? Have they no Brain or had no Education in the sense ” we ” know it?

    • alexei permalink
      April 22, 2019 10:56 pm

      “Have they no Brain or had no Education in the sense ” we ” know it?”
      You don’t seem to get it – it’s nothing to do with brainpower or knowledge, it’s totally to do with brainwashing and propaganda.

  3. HotScot permalink
    April 22, 2019 11:32 pm

    Bunning Castards!

  4. Kestrel27 permalink
    April 22, 2019 11:41 pm

    I don’t know what the records show but my impression is that until this weekend April has been on the cold side.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      April 23, 2019 9:10 am

      Before the latest warm spell the CET was running about average, it started warm, then a longish cool spell balanced it out.

  5. April 22, 2019 11:50 pm

    Using the waybackmachine I found that the BBC edited the original version to include –

    “However this was way below the temperature set at Camden on Easter Saturday in 1949 of 85F, which is also the highest April temperature on record in the UK.”

    https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48013791

    I wonder if they changed it only after reading the notalotofpeopleknowthat blog :)?

  6. quaesoveritas permalink
    April 23, 2019 7:35 am

    The BBC were also announcing each day that it was “confirmed as the hottest day of the year”, as if that were unusual.
    After all in spring and summer, every day has the potential to be the hottest day.
    Of course it all adds to the impression that the weather is unusually warm.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      April 23, 2019 7:55 am

      Yes I am pretty sure that the long term daily average temperature increases from winter to summer! So we are rdoing what the long term average says we should be doing!

  7. Alan Kendall permalink
    April 23, 2019 7:56 am

    Quaesoveritas. But surely the temperatures this Easter were indeed unusually warm. Of all the temperatures the Easter Weekend could have been, everything from frigid and snowswept to dawn-to-dusk sun and high temperatures, this past weekend was unusually warm: not uniquely warm as is being portrayed, but wonderfully, gloriously warm. Something to be treasured, not stored away as proof by bonkers warmisters (and warmistresses) as demonstrations of an oncoming thermageddon.

    Be grateful, I recall several years where every bank holiday Monday seemed to be greeted without fail with rain and storm clouds, even during long periods of water shortage.

  8. Ben Vorlich permalink
    April 23, 2019 7:59 am

    The latest possible date for Easter is 25th April and that will happen in the 2030s. So a late Easter coinciding with a warm weekend hits the headlines, but it obviously wasn’t the warmest 22nd April on record or that would have been the headline.

    • April 23, 2019 1:25 pm

      Looking at the dates of Easter since 1600 (!) only 5% have been as late or later in the year. So for UK level data (since 1910) this has been the warmest out of 5 or 6 (I have not had time to do a proper count, merely to work our overall percentages.) This is definitely a press release taken out of the ‘State’s {or Idiot’s if not a tautology) Guide to Propogsnda’.

      • April 23, 2019 7:17 pm

        My error – there are 9 as late or later since 1910.

  9. paul weldon permalink
    April 23, 2019 8:09 am

    And no mention of how UHI has affected the recording stations. Something conveniently forgotten?

    • Emrys permalink
      April 23, 2019 2:38 pm

      The temperature record is frequently adjusted for the UHI effect. As we know, the effect was much more pronounced in the past when towns were smaller and consumed far far less energy, so UHI generally results temperatures from previous decades being adjusted downwards.

  10. John189 permalink
    April 23, 2019 9:04 am

    There were hotter days in late April last year, but it didn’t happen to be Easter. Pure intellectual dishonesty.

  11. Chris, Leeds permalink
    April 23, 2019 9:07 am

    1893 was certainly a much longer and hotter ‘heat wave’ than we have had. Temperatures exceeded 25C for a whole week and reached or exceeded 28C for 2 or 3 days.

  12. April 23, 2019 9:07 am

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Although 1949 holds the record by just 1°F that was recorded in London, then at its peak population, so for 84°F (28.9°C) to be recorded in 1893 and in Cambridge (then pop. ~37K compared to 82K 1951 & 124K in 2011) making it a remarkable spell of weather. Great find Paul.

  13. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 23, 2019 9:20 am

    There’s been the constant reporting of every malicious and BBQ wildfire too, every time they mention ‘the hottest day of the year’.

    • bobn permalink
      April 23, 2019 9:53 am

      There’s a growing opinion that moors fires (this year and last) are being started by Extinct rebellion types to fan propaganda on their pet BBC. These ecofascists are becoming dangerous. The Christchurch mass-murderer described himself as an ecofascist and wrote similar nonsense to the extinct rebellion yobs.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        April 23, 2019 11:09 am

        It wouldn’t surprise me, also the Islamic extremist hand-book recommends pyro-terrorism tactics for Europe. Low risk high damage.

        A BBQ was certainly implicated in one fire. I don’t know why these instant BBQs in a foil tray are allowed. They have only appeared in volume in the last few years. It’s impossible to walk in a park, the beach, or the downs on a nice day now – so much for fresh air! Just one produces a vile toxic plume you can smell half a mile away (they are essentially diesel soaked charcoal). And then there’s the burnt dead square patches of grass left all over the place. I bet the same people that use them moan about (undetectable) traffic pollution.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      April 24, 2019 8:47 am

      Controlled burning of moorland and rough grazing takes place at about this time of year or earlier in spring. Two reasons there is a lot of combustible material after autumn and winter and there is time for a quick regrowth of grass in the grazing areas and heather to seed on the moorland. After a dry winter and/or Spring these controlled fires can get out of control. In areas where no burning has taken place for decades then fires like those of the last couple of Springs will eventually occur being started accidentally or deliberately.

      Solution regular controlled burning.

  14. jack broughton permalink
    April 23, 2019 9:28 am

    The British Brainwashing Corp hype / dishonesty is more widespread than suggesting that we are doomed by the odd warm day. This morning I heard the school-strike Swedish girl being feted on radio 4 and on TV earlier: the interviewers are portraying her as a modern St. Joan.

    There is no questioning that her views are totally (i.e. childishly) simplistic and require full acceptance of the so-called “Proven science”.

    They are also struggling not to link the current moors fires with the climate!

    • mjr permalink
      April 23, 2019 10:23 am

      Also to restate the comments i made yesterday – but hidden under the “About tab” – relating to BBC Today and BBC Weather world

      “woke up this morning (22/4) to BBC Today programme at c 6,50 am with Nick Robinson interviewing Bill McKibben. Sorry . not an interview . A 5 minute unchallenged polemic . “the science is proven” .. “BBC do not allow climate change deniers” “millions of refugees…”. etc. etc… I missed the start .. I will listen to it again later on iplayer to get the full experience and check that i wasnt dreaming. .
      But this seems to be the most biased item yet … You should listen and follow up. .I complained to BBC . Deserves a main feature on this blog”

      “and then now watching BBC News24 . “Weatherworld” c 09,30 . again bias. I have heard “Climate Change” mentioned over a dozen times. relating it to extreme weather, bird migration , seed banks (and plants going extinct) – again you have to watch it to appreciate,,,!!!”

      BBC – British B*llsh*t Corporation

      • mjr permalink
        April 23, 2019 6:46 pm

        for more superb BBC Bias bashing, refer to “So what your saying ” on Youtube This episode is all about BBC bias – primarily re Brexit but equally applicable to every other area.. And watch the episode with Rod Liddle . It is a hoot !! Not seen them all yet so dont know if there is a Global Warming episode

  15. April 23, 2019 9:51 am

    Climate propagandists are always up for a cherry-picking opportunity, however contrived and meaningless it may be. It’s all they’ve got.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 23, 2019 10:52 am

      They are sounding increasingly desperate at moment as if they know their time is running out. Maybe under all the fiddling and lies they see something that worries them such as a cooling trend.

  16. April 23, 2019 10:47 am

    William Hague weighs in in the Telegraph- cites David Attenborough’s programme:
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/22/time-denial-conservatives-have-take-climate-crisis-seriously/

  17. William Young permalink
    April 23, 2019 11:43 am

    Why the Telegraph retains William Hague as a columnist is beyond me. He always writes a load of drivel in my opinion.

    • Peter Plail permalink
      April 23, 2019 12:27 pm

      I second that.

    • roger permalink
      April 23, 2019 1:18 pm

      The precocious promise of his childish years failed to develop and he sank into the amorphous mass of self serving conservative liars.

  18. Michael the Canadian permalink
    April 23, 2019 1:31 pm

    Easter occurs earlier than April 21 (i.e., this year) 90 per cent of the time. That’s one way for the BBC to get a co-operative (and small) data set.

  19. Vernon E permalink
    April 23, 2019 3:39 pm

    I completely agree with the criticisms of Hague writing in the Telegraph today – pure blind ignorance.

  20. saparonia permalink
    April 23, 2019 5:51 pm

    As the Sun goes into this Super-Grand-Solar-Minimum it will cause a colder period, we are still in the decline of the last Ice Age, we have continents covered with ice.
    The Sun will also have a long term effect due to it’s path as it spirals forward and the planets follow. We are tilting and the Sun is entering into a pattern that will bring short hot Summers and long cold winters in first one hemisphere and then the other. This was mentioned towards the end of the youtube lecture that Zharkova gave to a small group of enthusiasts.
    We are going to have extended periods of cold and this pattern will last hundreds of years. Our descendents are going to be wondering why, with our technology we didn’t prepare for the cold and darkness or store food for the hard times.
    In the long term, we as individuals need to learn to produce heat and light without stripping forests and to produce food for short growing seasons. Long season crops won’t be viable.
    No wonder there are so many seed banks.

  21. April 23, 2019 7:36 pm

    The average record maximum temperature in the UK for the whole of April is 25.8 oC so this Easter did not even break that.

  22. Henning Nielsen permalink
    April 24, 2019 7:29 am

    OMG. That picture from Mt. Snowden. Those people think they are walruses! They are headed for the cliff!

  23. April 25, 2019 12:17 pm

    In the CET Daily Temperature record comparing Easter weekends:

    Maximum temperatures show a similar pattern to the report

    Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2011 23.4 1 2019 22.7 1 2019 22
    2 1949 23.3 2 2011 22.4 2 1949 20.5
    3 2019 21.8 3 1949 22.1 3 1907 18.7
    4 1987 21.3 4 1984 20.8 4 2011 18.1
    5 1926 20.3 5 1926 20.5 5 1952 17.7
    6 2003 20.2 5 1979 20.5 6 1909 17.5
    7 1929 19.5 7 1909 19.3 7 1979 17.1
    8 1909 19.4 8 1929 19 8 1924 17
    9 1906 18.6 9 1919 17.8 8 1984 17
    10 1907 18.4 10 1907 17.5 8 1999 17

    Easter Monday Mean (for the whole Easter Holiday)
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2019 22.8 1 2019 22.325
    2 2011 19 2 2011 20.725
    3 1952 18.9 3 1949 20.575
    4 1939 18.5 4 1926 18.825
    5 2014 18.4 5 1984 18.275
    6 1907 18 6 1907 18.15
    7 1926 17.8 7 1909 17.525
    8 1894 17.5 8 1979 16.4
    8 1924 17.5 9 1987 16.325
    8 1928 17.5 10 1924 16.275

    However if we look at the Mean Daily Temperatures

    Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 1949 16 1 1949 16 1 2019 14.5
    2 2011 15.4 2 2011 15.8 2 1926 14.3
    3 2019 14.3 3 1926 15 3 1949 13.9
    4 2003 13.6 4 2019 14.5 4 2011 13.4
    5 1926 13.5 5 1979 14 5 1984 12.8
    6 1987 13.4 6 1919 13.4 6 1987 12.6
    7 1919 12.3 7 1912 13.1 7 1952 12.3
    8 1912 12.1 7 1984 13.1 7 1999 12.3
    9 1906 11.9 9 1992 12 9 1979 12
    10 1984 11.7 10 1987 11.9 10 1976 11.9

    Easter Monday Mean
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2019 15.1 1 2019 14.6
    2 1928 12.8 2 1949 14.525
    2 1999 12.8 3 2011 14.325
    4 1924 12.7 4 1926 13.55
    4 1976 12.7 5 1984 12.075
    4 2011 12.7 6 1987 11.8
    7 1949 12.2 7 1979 11.425
    7 1989 12.2 7 1999 11.425
    7 2014 12.2 9 1912 11.275
    10 1992 12.1 10 1992 11.175

    2019 barely beats 1949 when CO2 levels were at least 80ppm lower – some control knob.

    In the Minimum Temperatures 2019 does not make the top 10 on any day, the temperature that CO2 ought to be having most effect on.

    The deceit becomes even more obvious when comparing like with like in the CET record , ie the same Julian Days.

    The pattern is as follows:

    Maximum Temperatures

    Good Friday equivalent Easter Saturday equivalent Easter Sunday equivalent
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2018 24.3 1 1893 23.4 1 1893 23.7
    2 1893 22.8 2 2019 22.7 2 2011 23.1
    3 1945 21.9 3 2011 21.4 3 1901 22.5
    4 2019 21.8 4 1945 21.1 4 1900 22
    5 1952 21 5 1900 20.5 4 2019 22
    6 2011 20.7 5 1914 20.5 6 1914 21.8
    7 1914 19.3 7 1952 20.3 6 2018 21.8
    7 1929 19.3 8 1901 19.7 8 2002 19.1
    9 1885 19.1 8 1948 19.7 9 1996 19
    10 1900 18.9 10 2018 19.5 10 1885 18.8

    Easter Monday equivalent Mean
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2011 23.4 1 1893 22.625
    2 2019 22.8 2 2019 22.325
    3 1901 21.7 3 2011 22.15
    4 1968 21.1 4 2018 20.825
    5 1984 20.8 5 1900 20.25
    6 1893 20.6 6 1914 20.125
    7 1996 20.5 7 1901 20.1
    8 1948 19.9 8 1885 18.1
    9 1900 19.6 9 1948 17.95
    10 1912 19.5 10 1968 17.5

    2019 does not have the monopoly on warmth for this time of year, with some very early years very prominent, before the maximum (alleged) impact of CO2.

    Mean Temperatures

    Good Friday equivalent Easter Saturday equivalent Easter Sunday equivalent
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 2018 17.6 1 1893 16.6 1 1893 16.1
    2 1893 14.8 2 1945 14.8 2 2011 15.4
    3 1945 14.6 3 2018 14.5 3 2019 14.5
    4 2019 14.3 3 2019 14.5 4 2018 14.2
    5 1919 13.4 5 1952 14.1 5 1901 14.1
    6 1952 13.2 6 2011 13.3 6 1900 13.4
    6 2011 13.2 7 1900 13.1 6 2002 13.4
    8 1988 13 8 1988 12.9 8 1885 13.3
    9 1900 12.6 9 1976 12.7 9 1968 13.2
    9 1968 12.6 10 1901 12.6 10 1927 13
    9 1987 12.6 11 1993 12.3 10 1996 13

    Easter Monday equivalent Mean
    RankYear Temperature oC RankYear Temperature oC
    1 1968 15.5 1 1893 15.325
    2 2011 15.4 2 2018 15.175
    3 2019 15.1 3 2019 14.6
    4 2018 14.4 4 2011 14.325
    5 1901 14 5 1968 13.05
    6 1948 13.9 6 1900 12.85
    6 1996 13.9 7 1901 12.675
    8 1893 13.8 8 1988 12.2
    9 1971 13.3 9 1885 12.175
    10 1984 13.1 10 1914 12.1
    11 1912 13 11 1948 12.05

    Again 2019 struggles against warmer temperatures at earlier dates.

    Highest Minimum temperatures – again 2019 fails to make the top 10.

    As so often in reporting weather/climate the ‘impartial’ BBC resorts to deceit to create a story, rather than giving the whole picture. As part of their commitment to push the Anthropogenic Global Warming Meme at every opportunity, as every hint of warmth is confirmation of the Global Warming narrative.

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