Weather Wars Update & My Accuracy
Weather Wars: Met Office denies predicting three months of exceptionally cold weather amid reports of Britain's coldest winter ever!
So it's not acceptable when the Met Office are misquoted in articles or headlines are misinterpreted!
For example the recent six inches of snow headline (please see link below). I did feature within the article, but I simply stated in quotation marks that “This is where it all begins in terms of a long hard winter.” Nothing else about six inches of snow across the country was ever mentioned by myself or on the website updates. Same applies to the 100 days of snow headline.
The Independent article from above begins with reports of "the coldest winter ever". Who has said this? Because it certainly wasn't myself!
The Met Office forecast a cool and wet summer instead of a potential heatwave in a report for long term contingency planning in only May (1 month before summer and 4 months after my more accurate forecast).
The above Independent article then goes on to state on behalf of the Met Office: "Speculative forecasts appearing in the media and claiming to accurately and definitively forecast UK weather months ahead are therefore doomed to failure when analysed over a long period of time."
Anyone can analyse my forecasts and in comparison to what the Met Office have forecast in recent years. Anyone can swap and change their forecasts on a daily basis on model suggestions (standard and lazy meteorologists/weather companies), but I don't work like that, I never have. I stick to what my forecasting parameters are indicating, as they have served me exceptionally well to date.
The independent article then goes on to state on behalf of the Met Office “despite various experimental methods aimed at long-term forecasting it remains an inexact art”.