Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Winter Chill

I'm in grumpy old man mode today, and have to ask what on Earth is the matter with the weather? In this part of the country, we haven't had a mild day (that is, with the temperatures in double figures) for nearly a month. It's 5.30pm and, once again, my outside thermometers are showing 6 degrees celsius - yes, the sort of temperature you might expect in February, not mid-April. What's worse, the long range forecast on the BBC say's there's not much prospect of things improving in the next four weeks. In April it's not unusual for it to rain nearly every day (as it has done). But, when the temperature is stubbornly three or four degrees below the average for weeks, and you look at last year's abysmal summer, you couldn't be blamed for believing the horror stories of global warming and the prospect of the Gulf Stream failing and plunging the UK into a much colder climate...

1 comment:

JackP said...

My theory is that the whole climate change thing is simply eliminating those things previously known as 'Seasons' and moving the climate over to the settings commonly associated with Hotel showers.

Basically, we'll have the option of "too hot" or "too cold"...