Express alert! Express alert!
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:56
BRITAIN will be blasted by another bout of Arctic weather over the next few days – with temperatures plunging to their lowest since Christmas.
Better dig out the shorts then
Cheers - John
Posted 14 April 2012 - 18:20
One needs to check out the Spring and early Summer of 1975, plus the Spring of 1986(?) for some rather more extreme cold snaps. Sub 510Dm air just off East Anglia on 9th April 1975, and snow across much of the UK on 2nd of June that same year.
1986 saw some heavy snow showers in May, and some sleet reported from near Birminghan early in June.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 18:49
OMG! Every sentence in that article is contradicted by another one!
You couldn't make it up - although, quite obviously, someone did .......
April the 1st every day at the Express is it? Got to be a joke surely?
Example I noticed:
" temperatures feel even colder, hitting -5C (23F) in the North."
"Even in the South, night-time temperatures could hit -5C."
Posted 14 April 2012 - 19:59
It shall long continue in whichever guise, in many ways and means and (in some cases..) there shall be those who succumb to it..human nature prevails, no one size shall ever fit all
This post has been edited by Ed Shrops: 14 April 2012 - 20:07
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:00
Cheers - John
Not that I want to give any hint of credibility to the "forecast" (which is for Eastern Britain only ) but for info the coldest May in the last 100 years in the CET was 1996 at 9.15 °C which was in the bottom 10 for warmth.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:38
And before that the bitterly cold November/December, which like, you know, wasn't because the sun burped unexpectedly. So the odds are improving that he'll get one right
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:41
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:47
Think the Express were 'ignoring' him, or he for once wasn't talking up his usual nonsense so no scaremongering comments for the front page from him....but there were from Mr Powell and Mr Madden so used their rubbish instead.
OT but I've just been asked by my local rag as to why we are still under a hosepipe ban even though we have had 'all' this rain the last few days ......I've recorded approx 10mm last couple of days!! I have tried to educate him as to what the word drought means and that a couple of consecutive days rain ISN'T going to replenish the rain shortfall from the previous year!!