Freak weather has perhaps always been an aspect of weather, and yet the freakiness of the weather is clearly becoming a tad more common. To be specific droughts, floods and heatwaves are becoming more common. Why is it like this? The answer rests with the behaviour of the jet streams. Circling the globe are rivers … Read more New Study: Global Warming is Messing with the Jet Streams
A new study published within Nature Communications on 13th March shows that there appears to be a robust relationship between a warming Arctic and more severe winter weather further south. Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States Weather is variable and that is driven by both forced … Read more Will a Warming Arctic lead to more winter storms?
I’m quite happy for people to believe whatever they wish to believe, and to practise that. If however such beliefs are promoted into the public square, and I am faced with demands that I should conform to these beliefs, then the gloves are off and I will happily mock the promoted silliness and encourage others … Read more Weekly Weird Religious News – 17th Sep 2017
Almost every Spring and Autumn for the past couple of years the UK’s Daily Express has run stories such as the above claiming that the season ahead is about to hit extremes. Instead of seeking guidance from a real meteorologist, their source is weather eccentric James Madden, forecaster for his one-man company Exacta Weather. Autumn is … Read more Weird Weather Forecasts via the Daily Express
The UK’s Met office has issued the following announcement … Scientists discover unprecedented atmospheric behaviour has disrupted one of world’s the most repeatable atmospheric patterns. The normal flow of air high up in the atmosphere over the equator, known as the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, was seen to break down earlier this year. These winds in the stratosphere are found … Read more One of the earth’s most regular climate cycles is disrupted