Friday, 15 June 2012

Why is It Raining So Much In UK This Summer?

The question everyone is asking lately is just what is going on with the UK weather at the moment? Flamin' June has become floodin' June with some reports stating that the British Summer has been abandoned and we are facing rain and storms until September, so what's going on?
Apparently, so the MET Office say, it's the North Atlantic Jet Stream that's doing it or rather the position of the thing that has moved down farther than it should be at this time of year.
The Jet Stream is a fast flowing air current and the general rule is everything above it is wet and cold while everything below it is warm and dry so June normally sees it sat up above Scotland so we get the hot, sunny summers and the badly cooked barbecue food, sunburn and the bee stings that comes with this time of year.
Only this year the Jet Stream has moved down and is flowing through the English Channel so the part of Europe that is below it, is tanning and the rest of us above it, are walking around with umbrellas.
So that explains the why the summer is rained off but there is a lot less agreement why the Jet Stream is this far south at the time of year and whether climate change is to blame.
It seems that nobody wants to break cover and say yes, the pollution we have been pumping out into the atmosphere is too blame for all this but equally nobody wants to dismiss it outright although all sides agree that the jet stream moves around all the time.
What we do know is that the longer the jet stream stays where it is, the more rain will fall on already saturated ground which in turn leads to severe flooding which we are seeing now.
So is it climate change or a natural phenomenon? If the scientists don't know then i would be liable to dismiss anyone who claims it is or isn't down to climate change but my thinking is it seems to be happening a lot more than it used to and as someone who gets sunburned and bitten every time i step outside the door in summer, i'm quite happy for the grey clouds and rain to continue.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some interesting theories here:
http://www.exactaweather.com/

Anonymous said...

If it is the jet stream that has dropped then why has it dropped and why has it not happened like this before? What has changed?

Tboy said...

I am happy to stick my neck out and say all the extreme weather is down to climate change. If it is something new then something must have caused it and that has to be all the pollutants we have pumped into the atmosphere which is where the weather and things like the jet stream exist. It isn't brain surgery!

Isaaco said...

Mmm

Anonymous said...

I have to agree,it's not just the change in the weather,it's always in extreme now.i say climate change.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking that the 'Climate Change' that everyone likes to mention a lot because of the propaganda to sell a political tax is something the world experiences as a certainty. Ice Age = Climate Change. Prolonged Paleo-Climate Aridity = Climate Change. Sun Cycles and the few degrees axial tilt cycles that occur over large periods of time which are not caused by Man, unless you are a Banker who believes you can literally move the whole Earth on a whim to suit your books = Climate Change.

There are only 2 things to be certain of in life; to pay Tax and Die.....well perhaps we should add Climate Change...funny how the answer however is a Tax. Yep, pay the Banking Elite a Tax to change the climate and they of course being the Gods they are will definitely spend your money fixing that easily fixable problem. They will also fix the long term Axial Tilt Cycle for you as they can move the Earth physically, and they will also evade any Asteroid heading our way and also stop the Sun Cycles from being so intense when they arc up as they are Gods who send the Sun its orders. Yes, pay a Tax and all will be Warm and fuzzy and we can all feel safe that the International Bankers and Politicians will take care of us.

Or....you could realize that change is inevitable and that Science has been Politicized for Economic advantage (Extortion) and stop being slaves to liars and thieves. I'm betting that setting up a society that can adapt to change is the way to go, but I believe the 'Herd' will continue to look to their 'Leaders' for Easy Fix Solutions. Shut up people and pay your Taxes and it will all be OK. Trust them, they work in the City Of London and New York, they are your friends.

Cheezy said...

A climatologist, are you, nony?

Lucy said...

True anon that the World has undergone changes in its climate for eons but what seems to be overlooked by climate change deniers is that the amount of CO2 in the atmopshere which bought about previous ice ages etc took thousands of years to happen, we have got this much CO2 up there within 150 odd years so yes the outcome may be the same but how we got there is the question. Whether climate change is capable of making the jet stream drop so far south at this time of year nobody seems to be able to answer but undeniable is that the weather is becoming more extreme and unstable. You can argue whether cliamte change is man made but not that the climate is changing and that we are in trouble. On a personal level i do believe that it is all interlinked as extreme weather conditions was always one of the outcomes of climate change, and this summers weather can be counted as extreme. I have no proof of that though, just a feeling and the notion that it is a political scam to tax us is tin foil hat talk.

Anonymous said...

fuck you all

Anonymous said...

its the goverment+the harp..i hate uk for the weather,our summers are gay every yr..so whats the difference now...uk is and will always be a craphole! oh im 100% british..n i cant stand this country...peace

Lucy said...

Someone else mentioned HAARP and i have also heard the LHC in Switzerland. I don't know if our summers are gay every year, i usually find myself moaning about the heat most years.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe its the jet stream causing wet & cold weather above and hot below. So why is Russia mainly Moskva & Sankt Peterburg hotter than UK?? I know they get hotter scorching summer every year than us in the UK but if the jet stream theory is to blame then they should be getting the cold weather too no? So why Moskow's average summer is 30C this year? Which seems same as last year and the year before? And they're located well above jet stream.
UK weather is just hopeless, grey, dark, moist, wet & cold summer all the time. And winter is not even proper cold, it's just miserable & dark. I guess it's time to migrate to another country which has proper clear 4 seasons.
If its going to rain, then rain properly and hard, not everyday with just a drizzle here and there everyday! Make your mind up UK weather!!

Anonymous said...

End of the world at the end of 2012 all the planets are lining up this is just the start.

Anonymous said...

Yep that's why the government and rich people like those idiots who own wal mart have built bunkers 2 miles down. But its ok bil gates has built an under ground seed farm so when its time to come up they can rebuild the planet. I think id rather die than live In a bunker with them for 40 years.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's unusual but interesting 2 know. Did a project on this. =D