Friday, 3 January 2014
Why So Wet And Windy?
The answer lays, with most problems, with North America and our old friend the Jet Stream.
In the North of America, it is cold, -22C in Canada, and the cold air is moving down and meeting warm air, 19C in Florida, and the stronger the temperature contrast where they meet, the stronger the Jet Stream which runs from America to the UK across the Atlantic and the stronger the Jet Stream, the deeper the low pressure systems and the deeper they are, the more rain and wind gets flung at the UK.
Simples, it's the continent of North America's fault that you had to sit with frizzy hair at work all day as it got wet this morning and you got home an hour late as your route was blocked by a fallen tree.