Slingo Admits Floods Mainly Due To Natural Variability

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2015/12/31/whats-been-happening-to-our-weather/

Has Julia been listening to me? For once, there is a slightly more balanced explanation for our bad weather from her!

This is a quick post, I’ll be doing a fuller job when all the month’s data is in.

December 2015 will go down in meteorological history as one of the wettest – and warmest – on record. It will also be remembered for the devastating floods in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland. The extensive flooding of homes and businesses, loss of electrical power, major damage to roads and bridges, and disruption to the rail network have caused great misery and incurred huge losses.

In this blog our Chief Scientist, Professor Dame Julia Slingo, discusses what factors may have influenced the record breaking weather we have seen in recent weeks.

As with all high-impact weather, the meteorological set-up was critical in defining the severity of these…

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