Friday, July 13

June rainfall map

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The Met Office has released the latest rainfall stats for the whole of the UK. The map shows the rainfall anomalies for June 2012.

The rainfall for June was greater than 200% above the 1971-2000 average. Probably not unusual if it were in specific areas, but it certainly isn't normal for the whole nation.

I suspect July isn't going to be any better.

The reason for the weather is because the shifting of the jet stream south. This instability is likely to be a result of increasing temperatures in the Arctic, as sea ice melts and the region gets warmer.

We should know in for certain over the coming months and years. One thing is certain, such instability in the weather is likely to increase.

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