Incredible Amounts of Rain Falling in the UK Today

April 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM 2 comments

 

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The UK is expected to receive a month’s worth of rain today, making it the wettest day of the year so far.

24 flood warnings have been issued across drought-hit southern England, as high winds and up to two inches of rain swept the UK. Forecasters predict the bad weather will continue into May.

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The rain is being accompanied by strong winds and, on mountains and high hills, significant snow fall has been predicted.

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Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwhite was quoted as saying: “It’s an April washout rather than April showers as unusually-deep, autumnal-type Atlantic low pushes across the south.

“This is an unusually active depression for the time of year, as the Atlantic is traditionally at its quietest during mid-to-late spring”.

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I guess we should get used to an area being “drought-hit” one day and receiving a month’s worth of rain the next.  Climate change seems to be making it impossible to know what’s going to happen next.

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  • 1. JC for pennies  |  April 26, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Oh pish posh! With global warming the poles should be warming up more quickly than the tropics in conformity with the Second Law of Thermodynamics (Heat naturally flows from warm bodies to cold bodies, unless there is some sort of outside input i.e. a refrigerator pump for instance. Extremes have happened many, many times in the past. Get used to it happening again. Many meteorologists believe we’re coming out of a period of more benign weather patterns. That’s a major reason why the human race has moved forward so much, technologically. And that may all be coming to an end. No one really knows how it happens, but there are enough opinionated boobs, lacking much in the way of scientific knowledge, who think they do. Many of these are what I would call “educated fools.” That’s all for now. It’s raining in “Cali,” also, after a brief warm spell.

  • 2. JC for pennies  |  April 26, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    I left out the fact that less severe weather occurs when temps. even out between the tropics and the poles, also in conformance with the SLOTD. “Thou shalt not disobey the laws of physics.” I think Einstein said that, perhaps among others.

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