Met Office brainstorms UK
titles THE GUARDIAN – 13. June 2013
by Leo Hickman: “Climate scientists and meteorologists are
meeting next week to debate the causes of UK's disappointing
weather in recent years”.
Posted 14. June 2013 (ocl_7-9)
GUARDIAN (13/June): “ Washout summers. Flash floods. Freezing
winters. Snow in May. Droughts. There is a growing sense that
something is happening to our
But is it simply down to natural variability, or is climate
change to blame?
try to answer the question the Met Office is hosting an
unprecedented meeting of climate scientists and meteorologists
next week to debate the possible causes of the
's "disappointing" weather over recent years, the
Guardian has learned. …
"roundtable workshop" will attempt to outline the
"dynamical drivers of the cold spring of 2013", but
attendees are expected also to debate the "disappointing
summers of the last seven years".
to Met Office 30 May 2013 “Coldest spring for more than 50
first comment today will focus on the dynamical drivers in
recent weeks, which had been sub cold in Western Europe and
contributed to the extreme flood in
during the last two weeks.
Once Met-Off. has something to say about other disappointing summers
recently, it will be recorded accordingly.
Cold Spring of 2013?
Only to reckon the NE-Atlantic and
early March 2013 the northeast Atlantic and the
are unusual cold [HERE]. The extreme anomaly continued in April
[HERE]. During both months the Baltic Sea remained below average
sea water temperatures (SST), but less severe as in the
. That changed in early May [HERE]. Since then extreme
difference established between the two seas during the last four
remained cold. The Baltic Sea SST rose well above normal (Fig.
3-6). Also SST west
and south of the
remained low. A main culprit in an unpleasant spring is too low
3; 13. April 2013
4; 10. May 2013
5; 3. June 2013
6; 14. June 2013
The relevant SST for
is shown in Fig. 7-9.
7; 03. June 2013
8; 13. June 2013
9; 14. June 2013
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Mail - mailonline /UK
on 16. June 2013:
of the Met Office
meeting to find out why our weather is... normal”
The matter gets curious writes David Rose (excerpts):
___”As of lunchtime yesterday, the Met Office wasn’t at all
’s weather would turn out today. According to a spokesman,
some of its computer models were predicting ‘a rather
miserable day for some southern areas’. Others, however,
suggested it would be ‘fine and bright’.
‘Sometimes the atmosphere can provide a real challenge for
forecasters,’ the spokesman admitted wearily. The problem
right now, apparently, is a phenomenon known as a ‘trough
disruption’, a common type of westerly weather whose course
both computers and human beings find hard to predict.
Still, the signs were
that by the end of the week, temperatures would be normal for
June, at about 20C. Looking further ahead, there were likely to
be both some downpours and some nice, sunny days.
‘It’s what you’d term typically British weather and far
from a wash-out,’ the spokesman concluded, adding that
although summer only began officially on June 1, so far it has
been relatively warm, a few cool days last week notwithstanding.
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