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Brilliant met office article about the upcoming winter.

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OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 12-Oct-11 13:31:23

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If you are wondering whether to believe the somewhat alarmist articles in newspapers recently about the forthcoming winter then I really recommend this article!

GloriaSmud Wed 12-Oct-11 21:09:17

It's a good 'voice of reason' article but don't think it'll make a blind bit of difference; the newspapers will still cling on to the 'it's going to be a harsh winter and temperatures will be down to -20 by the middle of next week' (slight exaggeration there!) just because it makes a good story. Saying, "Don't panic" and "it might be cold or it might not" is boring!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 13-Oct-11 07:02:39

It is boring and if we do get a very cold winter the article will be misinterpreted as 'the met office said it won't cold'!

SoupDragon Thu 13-Oct-11 07:06:49

"it might be cold or it might not"

LOL. I could have told them that smile

GloriaSmud Thu 13-Oct-11 09:43:16

I did have a little chuckle at this bit ~

"Last year there was some confusion between our longer-range outlook which provided good advice over the whole winter — as January and February were relatively mild — and our shorter-range forecasts that correctly identified the prolonged cold and snowy weather early in the winter. In fact, our forecasts of where and when it would snow were second to none"

because it sounds like he's giving himself and the metoffice a round of applause because they got that forecast right. Yet this is the same organisation a few years ago that promised us a "barbecue summer" in their long range forecast. We all remember what happened to that summer!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 13-Oct-11 13:38:37

I really think the met office ought to keep their long range forecasts to themselves!

GloriaSmud Thu 13-Oct-11 13:58:50

They should just stick to forecasting for next week rather than next month/season! Leave the long range fun to others, like netweather who updated their forecast yesterday (forecast sounds much the same as what happened last winter; cold November/December but milder January/February.)

OYBBK I am expecting some shitty weather, there are Prevoz to be worn grin

Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 13-Oct-11 14:07:41

As long as we don't the horredous snow and ice we got last year and the year before I'll be happy. I really don't want a repeat of that.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 13-Oct-11 15:25:17

WTWTW - I have the same issue grin I'm going to look very silly in them if we don't get some proper winter weather.

Ormirian Thu 13-Oct-11 15:28:11

Boo Mr MetOffice! Spoilsport sad I want it to be reallr realy wint-treh this year.

GloriaSmud Thu 13-Oct-11 17:21:56

I had to 'google' Prevoz to see what they were (I'm sooo not 'with it' when it comes to fashion!) Oh my they're excellent, they're like having '4 wheel drive' for your feet!

Ormirian ~ I'd like some really wintry weather too but only when DDs have finished school for Christmas. Last year was great because for us in the Midlands, our snow arrived the day after they finished and was still on the ground for Christmas Day, so we felt it was a 'proper white Christmas.' I'd like to put in an order for a Christmas like that again please!

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