Met Office’s “Record Rainfall” Claim Turns Out To Be Fake

By Paul Homewood

h/t AC Osborn/Patsy Lacey

 

 

I see the Met Office has been up to its tricks again!

 

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For a start, they have never published daily rainfall records by month, only by year. The record for any month still lies with Martinstown, Dorset, which received 279mm in July 1955, a much higher amount.

Notice how they don’t tell you what the previous record was.

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https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data/uk-climate-extremes

 

Secondly, according to the British Rainfall publication in 1956, this new “record” of 213mm/8.4 inches is not even a record for June. In June 1917, 9.56 inches fell at Bruton in Somerset.

That figure may have been exceeded since 1956, of course.

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https://digital.nmla.metoffice.gov.uk/IO_ac9ad49d-f836-43d0-84d2-ee30ab340663/

 

Thirdly, this new “record” is half way up a mountain in the Lake District, at Honister Pass.

  Honister Pass

 

Readers may recall that it was this very same rain gauge which set the 24-hour “record” during Storm Desmond in 2015. The gauge is about 1000 feet above sea level, and it is dishonest and scientifically nonsensical to compare such high level sites, where rainfall is inevitable heavier, with lowland sites, such as Bruton and Martinstown.

Worse still, as I discussed in 2015, there are very real question marks over the accuracy of the Environment Agency gauge at Honister.

And to add to that, rainfall data only exists at Honister since 1970, and at least 15 years since then have incomplete records. We simply do not know whether higher daily rainfalls occurred there prior to then.

 

 

Whether the record now stands is irrelevant, of course, now. Because the propaganda has already been sent to the media:

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8469707/UK-weather-Britain-hit-five-inches-rain-50mph-winds-today.html

 

Even if the Met Office retract their fake claim, the genie is well and truly out of the bottle.

Incidents like this prove that the Met Office has now lost all right to be regarded as an objective, scientific organisation.

Where oh where is the new Booker, who would have exposed these shameless lies?

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June 29, 2020 at 01:36PM

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