An extremely cold May forecast?

April 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

April 2011 was the driest and warmest ever (if memory serves me correctly) whereas April 2012 looks like being one of the wettest since records began.

The jet stream has moved once again and I'm afraid the five week forecast looks pretty grim. I should point out here that I generally give very little credence to monthly or seasonal weather forecasts (especially from the quite dreadful Met Office) but a monthly forecast based on jet stream position combined with solar activity and lunar influence is generally more accurate.

Now Piers Corbyn might be no meteorologist, nor climatologist (he's an astrophysicist) and he may be a thorn in the side of those climatologists who base their entire lives around AGW (Anthropogenic (ally accelerated) Global Warming but there's no denying that many of his short(ish) term weather forecasts for Britain and Ireland make the hundreds of millions spent by our "Met Office" seem like taxpayers money very poorly spent indeed. I should know. I work alongside many Met Office forecasters... (or used to, before I escaped).

It does seem as if the jet stream (the main infuence governing our weather (NOT climate)) has settled into a spot where we might expect a cold May  - with the slight possibility of snow in the north and east of England.

Wait and see time I guess...


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