posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 03:52 AM
Yeah, the Express has been running sensationalist stories like this all week on their front page.
Its like I go to the supermarket, walk past the news stand and there it is....another day, another Daily Express you're gonna freeze headline
sprawled across its cover.
Personally, I don't know much about exacta weather, not sure about their accuracy.
Piers Corbyn on the other hand to my mind, has a proven track record, this is what he had to say on his website....
"FACT: The Express extreme weather headlines have no reliability value when quoting the gentlemen and organisations in this article. Whereas
they have been reliable when quoting our, WeatherAction, long range forecasts - eg for Dec 2010 coldest for 100 years [Heathrow pic above], which
no-one else forecast and was confirmed; or the stupendous floods of summer 2012. "It is irresponsible for any newspaper to quote any "Forecasters"
without also stating an independent measure of their skill or success rate. For information none of the gentlemen or organisations quoted above have
long range forecasting skill and indeed the Met Office's efforts in that direction have been to make "forecasts" which were usually the opposite to
what took place. The floods in the Met office "BBQ summers" of 2007, 2008 and 2009 bear this out. Wisely, therefore, in this article the MO are very
circumspect because they now know that they actually know nothing about long range forecasts. Thank you, Piers Corbyn, WeatherAction"
I don't think he is saying it is out and out wrong, from what I can gleam even Corbyn thinks we are in for more of the same as last winter.
But I do think the Express has gone a little overboard this week, where no other news source has.
One thing is for certain, I won't be following the Met Office.