Saturday, 2 January 2010

Barbecue winter

Mild winter forecast as part of 'El Nino' effect

Preliminary forecasts, which take into account the El Nino effect, predict that Britain will have a mild winter this year, with temperatures above the 38.6F (3.7C) average for December.

January 2, 2010

Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned.

They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.

And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.

Well done chaps. Keep up the good work.


Ben said...

Science is cool, you cvan twist it any way you like. And if you don't like it, you can still twist it.

Curmudgeon said...

They can't even forecast the weather from day to day nowadays. Last night was supposed to be cold and clear, with occasional light snow showers, but in fact large areas of the North-West were blanketed with heavy snow. They need to be put on performance related pay and if they don't measure up get sacked.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Well thank Heavens for Global Warming and The Underlying Warming Trend. Without them it'd be really cold.

@ Curmudgeon, I've found most weather forecasts to be fairly reliable nowadays, above and beyond the general rule "tomorrow will be much the same as today".

Angry Exile said...

Naturally the Met Office are already predicting 2010 to be hot. Time to buy shares in gas suppliers and umbrella makers?