Articles Tagged "UK Winter Forecast 2009/10"
Saturday, January 16th 2010, 3:35 PM EST
Wjat makes the Met Office forecast seasons of unusual warmth while the weather obstinately provides record-breaking cold
Barely a month after last predicting, on November 28, that Britain would enjoy "a milder than average winter", the Met Office last week came in for yet another mighty pasting, for failing to forecast the renewed snowfalls and freezing temperatures which brought traffic to a halt again in much of the country. In some northern towns, roadways were so icy that people had to crawl across them on hands and knees.
Two independent forecasters who did foresee the return of Arctic weather, and are predicting that there will be more, are Britain's Piers Corbyn (who relies on solar activity for much of his prediction) and the US meteorologist Joe Bastardi of AccuWeather, who largely bases his forecasts on movements of air and ocean currents. Unlike the UK Met Office, of which both are highly critical, neither has been blinded by imagining that rising levels of carbon dioxide play a key part in shaping the weather.
Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 2:25 AM EST
BRITAIN faces the risk of renewed snow chaos after councils admitted yesterday that salt supplies are “stretched”.
With heavy snow forecast from tomorrow until the end of the week, councils revealed they may need to share salt with neighbouring authorities if stocks get low.
One source warned: “This is serious” while the Local Government Association cautioned that everyone, including central government and the Highways Agency is going to “have to carefully manage the way they use salt”.
It said councils are replenishing salt stocks but stressed: “They can only restock as fast as salt suppliers can dig salt out of the ground.” The warning came as the Met Office issued an advisory of “severe or extreme weather”, forecasting up to six inches of snow across the South-east on Thursday and up to four inches on Friday.
It warned next week could bring “more substantial” snowfalls as weather fronts move in.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Monday, January 11th 2010, 7:29 PM EST
Image from NASA
The current cold spell affecting most of the northern hemisphere is causing quite a stir with widespread scientific and media attention and confusion.
The proponents of human caused climate change seem to be in a panic and most sceptics carry a smirk.
However it all fits in very nicely with the forecast that I issued last August concerning the coming winter. The full prediction (Winter2009/2010 for UK
) can be found in my
section of the climaterealists.com forum.
Click PDF download to read the latest article by Stephen Wilde
Sunday, January 10th 2010, 1:38 AM EST
The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.
Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.
According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.
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Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 5:23 AM EST
That is the chilling (quite literally) verdict of Joe Bastardi, a weather forecaster on the American TV channel AccuWeather.
Yet, while many months ago he and several of his rivals correctly forecast a pre-Christmas freeze, the organisation that told us last year to prepare for a 'barbecue summer' was getting it wrong again.
'Cold of a variety not seen in over 25 years in a large scale is about to engulf the major energy-consuming areas of the northern hemisphere. The first 15 days of the opening of the New Year will be the coldest, population weighted, north of 30 [degrees] north worldwide in over 25 years.'
Sunday, January 10th 2010, 1:18 PM EST
Never mind the failed putsch against Gordon Brown and England’s Test match heroics, the matter of the moment is the white stuff. We haven’t had snow all over the country like this for decades. What’s changed and why?
The first part — what’s changed — is relatively straightforward: a freezing draught has started coming in through the UK’s door from the North Pole and Siberia.
As Robin Thwaites of the Met Office describes it: “We have a large area of high pressure sitting over Greenland and Iceland and that is a block of cold air. Cold air is very dense and doesn’t like to budge very quickly, so that is acting as a barrier to the normal westerly flow of [milder] weather that we get off the Atlantic.”
The block has forced our typical weather south: our rain has instead been falling in Spain, which is having an unusually wet winter. “They’ve had the rain and instead we’ve had winds either from the Arctic or from Siberia via Scandinavia,” said Thwaites.
Updated below with comments by Piers Corbyn
Thursday, December 31st 2009, 5:15 AM EST
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As much of the country braces itself for further snow falls and freezing temperatures word reaches me from several US forecasters that the whole of the Northern Hemisphere is in for a very cold start to 2010. Apparently there's been a strong downspike in something called the Arctic Oscillation Index and the North Atlantic Oscillation Index is also strongly negative.
Friday, January 8th 2010, 1:38 AM EST
- Met Office & BBC accused of litany of lies on long range forecasting & climate change
- Reason for Met Office failed forecasts is fraudulaent (Climategate) data
- Collective manslaugter charges against University of East Anglia, Met Office and BBC called for.
7th Jan 2010
Further to Newsnight tonight where the Met Office and BBC so called expert lied about the reality of long-range forecasting; and your questioning was woefully inadequate and ignorant - despite efforts.
You should know that the MET OFFICE & BBC are in denial on the reality of long range forecasting and on the falsity of so-called man-made Climate Change.
Sunday, January 10th 2010, 2:38 PM EST
AS Britain’s winter of discontent threatened a fresh wave of blizzards and freezing temperatures last night, Gordon Brown stood accused of failing to protect the nation.
With up to 60,000 deaths predicted because of the relentless cold and the country’s major roads facing a gritting crisis, Downing Street was heavily criticised for the widespread chaos.
Conservative leader David Cameron slammed the lack of leadership at Number 10 – as the Prime Minister all but ignored the national crisis in a battle for his own political survival.
Mr Cameron said: “At times like these the country needs strong and united leadership. “We can’t go on with a Government that is more focused on its internal problems than trying to help people through difficult times, including some of the worst weather conditions the UK has experienced for years.” The Prime Minister last night admitted that for many people this was a “very serious, worrying and frustrating time”.
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Source Link: express.co.uk
Saturday, January 9th 2010, 7:20 AM EST
Britain's wildlife is being pushed to "the brink of a crisis" as sub-zero temperatures continue to grip the nation, according to conservationists.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is organising emergency feeding of several threatened species, including bitterns and cirl buntings.
The RSPB is also asking people to feed garden birds, which are struggling to find food in the freezing weather.
The harsh winter could hit bird numbers "for many years to come", they warn.
The UK's Met Office recorded the winter's coldest day on Friday, when temperatures plunged to -22.3C (-8.1F) in Scotland's Highlands.
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