I Call BS On Harrabin’s Wye Drought Claims

By Paul Homewood

 

More BS from Harrabin!

 

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https://twitter.com/rharrabin/status/1547446804710670336?s=21&t=gaqiC0XRHiUGbw93dIjliQ

Does Harrabin just repeat any old rubbish he has been told, without bothering to check?

The above claim immediately set the alarm bells ringing, and sure enough it is baseless.

Harrabin does not actually say exactly where this lack of rainfall was measured, but the Met Office give data for the wider region, SW England & S Wales:

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https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/pub/data/weather/uk/climate/datasets/Rainfall/date/England_SW_and_S_Wales.txt

It is obvious that rainfall for this spring and June has not been unusually low – it ranks just 26th driest since 1836. What is more, there is no trends to these months becoming drier over time, and by far the driest period was back in 1893 – global cooling anyone?

Of course, it is possible that the Wye and Usk valleys have somehow miraculously missed out on all of this rain; but unfortunately for Harrabin’s credibility, Ross-on-Wye has received 140.3mm of rain, according to the Met Office over the four months:

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https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/pub/data/weather/uk/climate/stationdata/rossonwyedata.txt

The Met Office also confirm that the particular area that Harrabin refers to has had its share of rainfall, around 200mm:

 

 

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

 

Apparently Harrabin will continue freelance work for the BBC, when he officially retires at the end of the month.

No doubt they value his constant stream of fake news!

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July 14, 2022 at 04:42AM

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