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Friday, June 08, 2012

Britain June monsoon

As we are starting the early summer season in north America, it seems across the Atlantic the weather for our friends in Britain is not very exciting.  This following article in Daily Star by Keyan Milanian, entitled "It's looney June", paints a gloomy picture:

BRITAIN is being battered by a freak June monsoon.
Torrential rain and 70mph gales swept in off the Atlantic yesterday, with giant 40ft waves at sea.
The Met Office issued an amber warning, alerting hundreds of thousands of half-term holidaymakers in the south west to the freak storm.
South and west Wales were also hit.
Forecasters warned of roof damage and transport chaos, with trees uprooted.
The first day of England’s third cricket Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Birmingham, was washed out.
All the south will be hit today while the north of England also faces a drenching with 50mph wind gusts. Coastguards warned ships of a Force 10 storm but surfers at Porthcawl on the Welsh coast took advantage of giant waves.
Met Office forecaster Helen Chivers said: “Winds of this strength are unusual at this time of year.
“They will make travelling conditions difficult and may bring down trees.”
Fellow expert Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook added: “This is the European Monsoon, a June weather pattern when westerly winds bringing cloud and rain return with a vengeance after easing during late spring.
“It’s a very poor early summer outlook, with further heavy showers or longer spells of rain heading for all parts.”

O well, I am sure Algore gang and followers must be blaming it all on global warming or whatever they call it at the present.  The simple truth is that we don't really know what is going on and all those glorified, almighty "models" can only verify the basic computer truth of GOGO -- garbage in garbage out!

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