Slingo’s Claim Not Supported By The Data

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dr Darko Butina

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26084625

I have already well covered the Met Office report into the recent storms, issued last month, but Dr Butina alerted me to one particular comment which I had missed. In the BBC article, Julia Slingo, introducing the report, is reported as saying:

The UK had seen the “most exceptional period of rainfall in 248 years.

Unsettled weather at this time of year was not unexpected – but the prolonged spell of rain, as well as the intensity and height of coastal waves, was “very unusual”.

We have records going back to 1766 and we have nothing like this,” she said. “We have seen some exceptional weather. We can’t say it is unprecedented but it is exceptional.”

Dr Butina has his own full analysis here, which is worth a read. But, as soon as I read this statement again, I…

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