No one of course care’s about the minutiae of what the various warnings that were issued, in the final analysis it probably made little difference in alerting people to the chances of flooding, because the media have been all over this story for days, with flocks of TV reporters already vying for best positions along the river Taff in south Wales to capture all the details.
A look at the latest precipitation accumulations since 12 UTC yesterday.
Believe it or not, some of the highest accumulations to be found in that period have been across the southern Cairngorms in Scotland, where there’s not even a yellow warning in force.
Maybe if they had given themselves that extra six hours at the start of the amber warnings they might have achieved the higher totals.
I can’t help thinking that the chief is attempting some kind of subliminal message to someone in the two amber warnings for Wales.
The 11 UTC plotted chart with highest gusts and temperatures that hour
Another 228 mph jet stream exactly a week after the last one.
The Met Office warnings board just can’t cope with the number and types of warnings that are coming in and out of force during Saturday and Sunday, surely it’s time for a rethink.
Storm Dennis is making a bit of a pirouette to the north of Scotland during Sunday, and if these forecast charts are correct will take another swipe at the north of Scotland as Gnasher tightens the flow in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Arctic sea ice extent on the 11th of February was the highest for that date since 2015. The total had climbed to within two standard deviations of average and was only 3.8% below the 1988-2016 LTA for that date, which is quite remarkable given that it started from the second lowest minimum on record back in September,
Their primary job as weathercasters is to present a weather forecast for the coming night and next day, yes they are given little time to do it in, and yes things are going to get wet and windy this weekend, but please don’t forget about the here and now.
The emphasis for storm Dennis is on heavy rain rather than strong wind as orange splodges appear across England and Wales during Saturday and Sunday