The shift has been slower than we expected and bends in the Jet stream in Europe sharper so although 18-19th showed the high pressure in the South we forecast the 2 weather periods August 20-22 & 23-27 are wetter than we expected with thundery showers which will be heavy at times in places (espec Ireland & West Britain while the S/E is sunnier).
The forecast comes back on track at end of August with Higher Pressure and NE’ly flow we expected looks set to arrive at the start of September.
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Sorry we didn't mention the storms, says the BBC: Weatherman apologises on air after predicting sun and ignoring official forecasts of rain - by Tamara Cohen and Lucy Osborne - Daily Mail
If you thought the weather forecast was too good to be true, you were probably right.
The BBC has been forced to apologise on air for ignoring official weather predictions and forecasting sun when rain was on the way.
Forecasters stuck to their own assessment of the weather and disregarded stormy warnings from the Met Office – and as a result, many viewers were caught unawares when the heavens opened in parts of the country yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, weatherman Philip Avery made an embarrassed apology for the errors on the BBC News channel.
Met Office Warning: Issued at: 1145 on Tue 14 Aug 2012
Valid from: 0600 on Wed 15 Aug 2012
Valid to: 2359 on Wed 15 Aug 2012
Heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, is expected to spread north during Wednesday morning and afternoon, to affect parts of western England, much of Wales and Northern Ireland. The heaviest rain is likely to clear from the south by evening, but the strong winds will peak a little later.
The public should be aware of the possibility of surface water flooding and the likelihood of difficult conditions for travel and some summer holiday pursuits.
A severe weather warning issued by the Met Office tonight covers Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wales and the Manchester area
But warm weather on the way this weekend with temperatures set to hit 32C (90F) in the south east - potentially the hottest day of the year.
Rain and gale force winds will batter half of Britain tomorrow as the weather takes a stormy turn.
All western areas of the country could see a miserable day, with hazardous conditions on the roads and thunderstorms and flash flooding possible. ...click Daily Mail link for FULL report from Tamara Cohen
A massive cyclone blew over the central Arctic Ocean this past week, north of the Beaufort Sea, and some Arctic researchers said they have never seen anything like it.
Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, said cyclones are common at this time of year, but he said this week's storm was stronger than any he's seen.
Click source to read more, the article mas more to say about ice melting then the unique storm, and as pointed out by Piers Corbyn, this storm should knock the Jet Stream further south, but there is no mention of this!
This is of course NOTHING to do with CO2 or delusional CO2 warmism but is in line with WeatherAction long range forecast for major jet stream shifts around 18-20th
Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist, WeatherAction says: "Weather developments in the week to 16th are starting to show Low pressure in the East Med consistent with the Lower pressure generally in the Med we expect - http://bit.ly/Nlz60v . This appears to be part of the major shift south of a large fraction of the Jet Stream in European longitudes which we predicted.
"At the same time the rare Arctic summer storm heralds the major N hemisphere pressure re-organization and Jet stream shift we predicted. Standard Meteorology will have many difficulties getting it right from more than a few days ahead because these ‘Little Ice Age’ patterns are so different to what we have been used to.
Piers Corbyn - Weather Action Long range weather and climate forecaster discusses extreme weather events, the jet stream, long range weather forecasting, CO2 global warming alarmists, and the latest forecasts the weather for the London Olympics.
A BURST of scorching summer sun will see temperatures soar to 90F this week.
Much of the country will sizzle as a surge of hot air floods in from Spain and France. By Wednesday the mercury will hit 88F in the South.
In London, highs of 90F are possible by Thursday.
Forecaster Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, last night said: “We are expecting another of these dramatic and sudden heat spikes to hit again this week. By Wednesday temperatures are going to soar with widespread highs of 88F likely across the South, and we could breach the 90F mark this week"......Mr Powell said: “We are seeing the jet stream reposition itself into a northerly position allowing a huge swath of high pressure to build from the south of the UK bringing summer conditions to most of England and Wales.
“But it is going to be brief, with temperatures falling again by the end of the week.”
He also said the “extreme heat” and humidity is likely to trigger thunderstorms with the rest of the month looking cooler and wetter than average.
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Free Olympics & Jet Stream Forecast for August 2012
London 2012 to Aug 12th:
Forecast information from Britain & Ireland long range 30day (graphs) and 45 day ahead forecasts issued July 27th & 16th. Please print-off, distribute & publish freely providing you acknowledge WeatherAction / Piers Corbyn.
THIS forecast gives you the best available approximate weather to come. Standard forecasts on TV have been changing a lot. When they decide something about the next day you will need to increase the amount of rain /risk of thunder etc if the period is a WeatherAction Red Warning (details below). WeatherAction long range timing is normally accurate to ~1 day.
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