Articles Tagged "UK Summer Forecast 2012"
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Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:59 PM EDT
The above is a spat on Twitter on the 17th July from Bob Ward (The Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE) about Boris Johnson listening to what Piers Corbyn had to say about his long range, and now very good Olympic weather forecast. As you can see Bob Ward is saying that Piers is not a scientific adviser, that beggers the question, if Piers is not one to trust on long range weather, what does Bob Ward think of the Met Office?
Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:06 AM EDT
BRITAIN’S brief but glorious summer is due to fizzle out tomorrow as non-stop rain and gloomy temperatures make a return.
Torrential downpours and strong winds will bring an abrupt end to a week of blue skies and sunshine, forecasters warn.
Temperatures will struggle to reach 60F (16C) in areas that basked in highs of 86F just a few days ago – with a band of low pressure also bringing heavy downpours and winds, which could even touch gale-force in parts.
Paul Michaelwaite from Netweather said the North will be first in line for the rain with the rest of the UK braced for downpours next week.
He explained: “Into the weekend the cooler air pushes into all parts and then we’re into the familiar regime of sunshine and showers.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:35 PM EDT
The Olympics opening event was hit by a long downpour (BBC description; at around 8 - 8.20pm).
Piers says "We are very pleased. We made one forecast and one forecast only 42 days ahead and our call was for thundery downpours likely, based on predictable aspects of solar particle activity and lunar modulation.
The Met Office made many forecasts based on shed-fulls of computing power and deluded Co2-warmist meteorology funded by shed-loads of taxpayers money. Their last call was for dry.
The power of our physics-based Solar Lunar Action Technique was confirmed by serious thundery downpours in many places and one hit the ceremony. The failure of standard meteorology earth-centered 'models' in the face of WeatherAction predicted solar-driven 'Red warnings' is laid bare.
Thundery rain and deluges will cause difficulties for most of the Olympics and the Met Office will underestimate the problems. WeatherAction will make key warnings available free. Our full August forecasts for Britain & Ireland, Europe and the USA spell out important changes through the month including dramatic shifts in the jet stream which show the world is heading for 'A little Ice Age' while the UN and failed CO2 warmist alarmism is pointing the world in the wrong direction. Thank-you"
Click source to read FULL report from Piers Corbyn
Also: see below for MUST SEE "Olympic Rain" reports...
Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:04 AM EDT
Only a 10 per cent chance of showers for opening ceremony tonight
Forecasters predicting mercury will drop to low 60s by Saturday
Apache dancers perform reverse rain dance in London
Met Office say lengthy spell of hot, sunny weather across whole country looks unlikely for August
It's not often that Britain needs any help to get rain for a big sporting occasion but this week’s sunny weather means that Olympic opening ceremony director Danny Boyle may need to deploy his fake clouds.
Forecasters said there is only a 10 per cent chance of showers tonight.
Thunderstorms are likely to reach London by the afternoon but it is thought they will have cleared well before the ‘pre-show’ starts at 8.12pm.
Click source to read FULL report from Amy Oliver and Louise Eccles
Thursday, July 26th 2012, 5:27 PM EDT
The London Olympics will be remembered, regardless of race, successes, medals and sports activities, the climate not very happy. Indeed in England the next day the weather will be typical of autumn in this strange summer up there in the United Kingdom, has never started. From the beginning of April, in fact, temperatures are lower than the average of the period throughout northern Europe where, after the heat and drought of the early months of the year and the winter season, this is not really a 2012 summer.
Tomorrow night, at the opening ceremony on London should get the first rains from the south / west, but the conditions will worsen sharply over the weekend, Sunday rain continuously and also so intense, with very low temperatures, no more than +14 ° C in the daytime and below +10 ° C at night. Even in bad weather next week will insist, and will still cold. Strong rain, with thunderstorms, Tuesday, July 31, but time will always be unstable and disrupted. The minimum wiII break always on +8 / +9 ° C while the maximum range between +15 and +20 ° C, without exceeding the wall of precisely 20 ° C.
Monday, July 23rd 2012, 4:53 PM EDT
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Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 5:40 AM EDT
The last of the hosepipe bans in the southeastern corner of England were lifted a couple of weeks ago, and not before time. The water year begins in October, when the reservoirs and aquifers - the water-bearing rocks beneath our feet - begin to fill up again after the summer. Between October 2010 and March 2012 the Southeast of England recorded 240mm less rain than normal. Since then we have had an excess of 220mm, the reservoirs are full, and so are the aquifers.
It is all the fault of the mid-latitude jet stream, that powerful conveyor belt of winds in the upper atmosphere which, if it's in the right place, brings aircraft returning from America back to the UK hours ahead of time.
Let me try to explain why the jet stream is always there. It marks the boundary between cold polar air and warm tropical air, and it is located in the zone of biggest temperature contrast. These huge temperature contrasts provide the energy which drives this narrow stream of powerful winds.
There is another feature of the jet stream which is crucial to understanding how it works. It controls the behaviour of the depressions that we see on our TV weather charts, and these depressions routinely bring widespread rain, and often strong winds too.
Saturday, July 21st 2012, 2:50 PM EDT
Will BBC & Govt give real science a chance?
The MetO-BBC much trumpeted burst of summer ready for the Olympic ceremony 27th July looks doomed to turn into the deluges Piers Corbyn ,WeatherAction, predicted 42 days ahead – and which Boris Johnson Mayor of London reported in The Telegraph.
Piers says: “Our forecasts have been soundly beating all-comers. I offered to BBC to explain what shifts the jet stream, and announce Olympic weather and when the rains will properly end.
They and the Govt are not interested and are hell-bent to hide the truth from the public and propagate silly forecasts and the failed methods and delusional nonsense of CO2-warmism.
Click source to download PDF file and read FULL report from Piers Corbyn
Friday, July 20th 2012, 4:25 AM EDT
BRITAIN is set to sizzle in the run-up to the Olympics with temperatures soaring to 95F next week.
Glorious sunshine and blue skies from Sunday will mean it finally feels like summer after weeks of persistent rain.
Experts predict that temperatures in the South will hit 90F (32C) by the time the Games get under way on Friday.
And some regions are likely to strike gold with a scorching 95F – compared with just 59F across much of the UK a few days ago.
Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said yesterday: “Summer will finally arrive next week. It is a real change to what we have seen so far.” But he advised sun-starved Britons to enjoy it while it lasts, as the rain hasn’t gone away for long.
Click source to read FULL report from Nathan Rao and also Jonathan Powell from Vantage Weather Services
Source Link: express.co.uk
Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:11 AM EDT
I'm off to Edinburgh in a short while. I'm due to appear on the Jeremy Vine show (around 12:30). George Monbiot and I will be discussing the recent wet weather.
(I'm not sure how the invitation fits with the Jones report and its conclusions on sceptics appearing on the airwaves. No doubt outrage will ensue.)
Update on Jul 18, 2012 by Bishop Hill
Click source link below (for UK listeners) Fast Forward to about 33 mins.