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 forecasts the weather for the London Olympics.
So what if the expert view is that an Ice Age is imminent – the cold never held Britain back
I put down the phone and gazed at the teeming skies. I considered my options. Maybe it was time for prayer. Perhaps we could stage a pagan ritual at Stonehenge, involving either the sacrifice of maidens (if there are any these days), or a goat, or a rabbit, or maybe just a worm — whatever the RSPCA would allow.
Maybe it was time to call upon the sun god Ra, or Phoebus Apollo, or Sol Victrix, or whatever name he now goes by, and lift our hands in chanting entreaty. Come on, O thou fiery spirit that animates the world. Come on out from wherever you are hiding. Shine the light of your countenance upon us, you miserable blighter. Extend thy beams, so reverend and strong, and dry the water from our upturned cheeks. Flatter the mountain tops with your sovereign eye, vaporise the thunderheads, and give us all a break.
Give us poor Britons some kind of a summer – before the entire country dissolves like a sugar cube and sinks into the sea. If you think July has been wet so far, you should hear the forecast I have just been given. In fact, I am about to pass on the news, but before I do so I want you to know (a) that I flatly refuse to believe it and (b) that even if it turns out to be true, then I know that it will make not a bean of difference to our collective morale or to the global festival of sport that we are about to lay on in London.
While Italy is suffering from the heat subtropical, as the Balkans and Eastern Europe on which the offshoots dell'Anticiclone arrived in the United Kingdom are already talking about "year without summer": the cold and the weather continues exceptionally for over three months, after the severe drought of last winter.
In June, in England alone there was a surplus of precipitation 227%, while in Wales was of 238% and 235% in Northern Ireland.
It rained twice the average, and was the wettest June in the last 102 years, and that is when, in 1910, began the official surveys.
The average rainfall in the United Kingdom was 145.3 mm, well above the previous record of 136.2 mm, however, very recently, in June 2007.
July also began with the rain: the various sports events in Formula One and Tennis have been partially compromised by bad weather, and even the Olympics are at risk as we wrote yesterday in this article
There has been an exchange of words between Piers Corbyn and Anthony Watts at WUWT below.....First news of the Jet Stream location, just download the RT link and listen to what Piers has to say in this interview about the Russian Floods
=> Piers Corbyn Video RussiaToday 9July http://bit.ly/McAFcY on 'Water Avalanche' in East Black Sea Montains & World Extremes warned by WeatherAction - the shifted Jet stream and when it might change.
(i) There are a number of very foolish ignorant churlish remarks some from people I thought better of but nearly all from the usual dishonest standard Met / warmist freaks, which should be dealt with.
(ii) Nevertheless the main point of posting there is to get through to people who say nothing and need to be informed of the unique applicability of our forecasts to decision making and better warnings. Real WeatherAction users KNOW what they have to say.
BRITAIN is facing its “worst ever” summer with cold wet weather ruining family holidays and blighting the Olympics, forecasters warned last night.
August is set to be a washout following a miserable July and the wettest June since records began – meaning summer is effectively over.
Gloomy forecasts suggest dire weather will continue as officials last night put Britain on flood alert after torrential downpours yesterday wreaked havoc.
As the Environment Agency warned of a “potential danger to life” with rivers swelling to breaking point in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales, Government forecasters were on standby to brief the Cabinet if severe floods strike.
The agency last night issued 51 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected – and 135 alerts. Monsoon-like downpours hit 85,000 music fans at the T In The Park festival in Kinross, Scotland, and 28,000 Formula 1 spectators camping for the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. Race meetings today in Nottingham and Carlisle were cancelled while play was delayed on all courts at Wimbledon – other than Centre Court....
This month people expected the weather to turn itself around, but there's no sign of summer making a dramatic recovery just yet. After the wettest June in more than a century, the rain today is still all over us just like Italian footballer 'Pirlo' was in Euro 2012.
Summer is here and for the time being it's a case of put up or jet off to our near neighbours Spain and Italy who are on the right side of the Jetstream.
So what is the Jetstream and why is it a big factor for why the weather is so dismally bad, making us a bunch of miserable Brits? Think of it like a ribbon of fast flowing wind miles and miles wide, meandering west to east about 7 miles above the earth's surface. It's position is crucial for us to have a summer worth remembering like the one of '76 my peers always talk about.
Right now its too far south, sitting to the west of Britain, stretching down past France and then across northern Spain. Here's the bit worth remembering for those of us who crave sunny and warm July evenings!