The Met Office Plans New Definition Of “Heat Wave” Or Something

And you have to know that this will reinforce their Belief in man caused Hotcoldwetdry

The Met Office is planning a new heatwave definition for the climate change era

The recent bout of hot weather was deemed to be a “hotspell” not a “heatwave”.

When is a hotspell a heatwave? It’s a question the UK’s Met Office say is still not settled.

Speaking in the latest session of the Environmental Audit Committee’s Heatwaves inquiry, the Met Office’s Dr Peter Stott confirmed that there is no “universally agreed definition of a heatwave”.

The present definition used by the World Meteorological Organisation requires the average daily temperature to exceed the normal maximum temperature by five degrees celcius, for more than five consecutive days. It calculates the normal temperature using the period between 1961-1990.

But this isn’t much help when it comes to establishing how heat feels to the people experiencing it: sun-hardened Texans in air-conditioned homes may be less likely to notice a five degree rise in temperature than sweaty Brits smushed together on the London tube.

You can see where this is going, right?

According to press officer Grahame Madge, the new system aims “to help with the broader messaging and communication around spells of hot weather across the whole of the UK”. And Dr Stott told the committee that he hopes it will be ready in time for the summer.

It’s all about feelings, and what they’re telling you you should feel about the coming Doom, as it relates to a tiny increase in global temperatures, as they predict doomy reps sooooooon.

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7 Responses to “The Met Office Plans New Definition Of “Heat Wave” Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    TEACH types (repeatedly):

    tiny increase in global temperatures

    This only reveals your ignorance. The current period of rapid global surface warming is not tiny compared to the temperature excursions associated with the Holocene (that epoch when all of human civilization developed). From the so-called Holocene climatic “optimum”, some 5,000 years ago, the global temperature has been gradually falling (0.5C in 5000 years), but has rapidly warmed 1C in the past century or so. It’s likely that this is the warmest Earth in human history, driven by the highest atmospheric CO2 in nearly 1 million years.

    Since the LIA, the Earth has warmed from the coldest period of the Holocene to the warmest, with no reason to expect it to stop soon!

    Enjoy!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Hey, it’s his blog and he uses the proper terms unlike the nignorant angry little black fella.

      Temperature excursions refers to an event in which a time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical product (TTSPP) is exposed to temperatures outside the range(s) prescribed for storage and/or transport.

      If going to argue a point try to use the appropriate terms, ya little dumbfvck.

  2. Jl says:

    No it hasn’t, as you know. MWP as warm or warmer.

  3. Jl says:

    “Rapidly warmed in the past century or so…”. Meaning the warming started long before man’s evil CO2. Which means one can’t differentiate between natural and AGW warming.

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