Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Met Office Knew Big Freeze Was Coming But Hushed It Up

The Met Office warned ministers to expect an ‘exceptionally cold winter’ but then kept the prediction secret from the public.

The forecaster decided not to reveal the information because it was embarrassed after wrongly predicting a ‘barbecue summer’ in 2009, BBC analyst Roger Harrabin said.

Instead of a seasonal forecast, it offered only monthly snapshots.

Last night Mr Harrabin said: ‘With Britain shivering through a third winter in a row, shouldn’t the weather forecasters have warned us well in advance? Why didn’t the Met Office tell us?


1 comment:

  1. "With Britain shivering through a third winter in a row..."

    Yet, still no snow contingency plan. We will be talking about this exact same thing come next year.

    Hmmmm, conveniently, the energy prices have risen too. After all, we need gas to fire up those boilers or else we FREEZE to death.


Thanks for your comment it is much appreciated.