Thursday, January 24th 2013, 9:51 AM EST
Only time will tell how the Met Office weekend weather outlook for an end of the cold weather in the UK, issued on the 23rd January is made to look rather silly. But one thing is for sure, there were TWO Erupting Filaments of Solar Magnetism on the Sun yesterday, and these changes to the Met Office forecast for MORE SNOW and NOT LESS and the very intense Atlantic storm coming to the UK in the next 24 hours could well be related to the recent events on the Sun.
I Had a look at the same period using the WeatherAction.com forecast issued late December, and Piers was confident that the colder conditions would continue for the UK, and yes, he seems to have that part correct, but as far as the huge storm coming our way, I can only guess that the Sun produced something even Piers did not foresee at the end of last month.
But having said that, he has updated his website in regard to this change...more to follow
Latest from SpaceWeather.com FILAMENT ERUPTIONS: Two long filaments of solar magnetism erupted yesterday, Jan. 23rd, hurling bright coronal mass ejections into space... A second CME sailed high over the sun's north pole: image. Earth was not in the line of fire of either eruption...These events show that sunspots are not required for solar activity. Neither of the filaments that erupted yesterday were rooted in a sunspot's dark core....click SpaceWeath.com link for more [VIDEO].
See below WeatherAction.com chart for this period and note the temperature forecast.