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UK Media(including the BBC) turns on Met Office July 30, 2009

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UK Media(including the BBC) turns on Met Office

The Met Office should be sued
Times Online, July 29, 2009

With its prediction of a blazing summer, it has helped to trash the travel industry abroad

Met Office cools summer forecast
BBC, July 29, 2009

You will need a brolly on holiday in the UK in August – the Met Office is issuing a revised forecast for more unsettled weather well into the month.
It is a far cry from the “barbecue summer” it predicted back in April.
The news will raise questions about the Met Office’s ability to make reliable seasonal forecasts.

As millions of Britons holiday at home after that promise of a ‘barbecue summer’, how did the Met Office get it so wrong?
Daily Mail, July 30, 2009

It was in April that the Met Office proclaimed the chances were ‘odds-on for a barbecue summer’. Rather like Michael Fish in October 1987, after he mockingly dismissed claims that a hurricane was on its way, the aptly-renamed ‘Wet Office’ was forced to confess its shortcomings yesterday.

Rain Set To Upset UK’s ‘Barbecue Summer’
Sky News, July 29, 2009

It is a far cry from the prediction of a “barbecue summer” made in April and the revision raises doubts about the Met Office’s ability to make long-range forecasts.

Not only do the UK Met Office predictions fail, but they refuse to disclose Station Data.

UK Met Office Climate Prediction Model?



1. Sean - July 30, 2009

The MET office has one redeeming quality…they drink their own Koolaid. From what I understand, the MET office is one of the few meteorological institutions to use global circulation models (those divince prophets that predict all that global warming by the end of the century) to make their seasonal forecasts. I am glad to see them making verifyable predictions using GCM’s so we can all get a good idea of what to quality to expect from their multi-decadenal climate forecasts.

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