Talking through the Met Orifice.

Via WUWT I see the Met Orifice have been keeping down to their usual standard. WUWT has screencaps and links to Met Orifice forecast article in The Daily Express of 28th October and The Daily Mail dated exactly one month later. In the first we see that:

The Met Office, using data generated by a £33million supercomputer, claims Britain can stop worrying about a big freeze this year because we could be in for a milder winter than in past years.

Followed by some knife-twisting stuff about barbecue summers and mild winters, with some scepticism thrown in by independent forecasters who feel that this winter’s likely to be another cold one.

The second article is quite a contrast. The Mail have resisted the temptation to go for “Snowpocalypse!” in their headline and settled for

‘Stay indoors!’

Which sounds like the beginning of one of those spoof Mail front pages, but is actually a bit of nannying from police who are too afraid to say “Drive carefully” instead.

‘Stay indoors!’ Police warn Britons to stay off the roads as temperatures fall to MINUS 10C and 15 inches of snow falls.

And goes on to explain that Britain is getting the heaviest early snowfall for 17 years. The Met Orifice didn’t get a mention, funnily enough.

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