Reminder: Why Did The Met Office Forecast A Dry Winter?

  • Date: 28/12/15
  • Global Warming Policy Forum

Why did the Met Office forecast that the 2013/14 winter would be dry and experience below average precipitation? To answer this question we need to recall the two very dry winters of 2011 and 2012.

Last winter, the UK experienced some of the wettest and stormiest weather ever recorded.

These storms and floods raise the question about whether or not they are linked to climate change.

Climate change activists who claimed that global warming was responsible were soon joined in January 2014 by David Cameron.

But the Prime Minister was corrected by a Met Office scientist who said that we were dealing with weather, not climate.

Today, a more pertinent question has arisen: Why did the Met Office actually forecast a dry winter in 2013/2014 with below average precipitation?

To answer this question we need to recall the two very dry winters of 2011 and 2012.



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