I don’t do fairy, December was exceptional, call it.
This article was prepared early January then was delayed by circumstances.
An automated system here on demand recomputes Met Office areal data in a unique way with the intent of producing a statistical measure of variation. Data is approximately normalised. Does the same for the Hadley Centre data series.
The results tend to contradict Met Office assertions by their ordinary staff. Shortly before the month end an actual Met Office expert gave a different opinion (misquoted elsewhere afterwards by the BBC), essentially it is weather. Claiming El Nino is global after Scaife in a different BBC interview merely stated some kind of an effect in Europe can be unearthed. (paraphrasing what he meant)
The BBC were in full flood about the sloshing session in a few parts of the UK. The part I saw, part of a much longer section showed…
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