Tim Channon did warm of this;
The upcoming cool phase of the AMO will not do us many favours.
See also Paul Homewood’s take;
There are fears the UK could be braced for widespread drought this summer after “excessively dry conditions”, says ITV News.
The Environment Agency said the UK saw just 35% of its normal rainfall in April and farmers have been warned crops could fail.The unusual weather spell follows the driest winter since 1995-1996.
Minette Batters, Deputy President of the National Farmers’ Union, told ITV News: “I think many of my farming colleagues in East Anglia, in the south east are seeing excessively dry conditions.”
Farmer James Winslade told ITV News: “Arable farmers, grass farmers, dairy farmers – it doesn’t make any difference. They’re all worried. They’ve all cut grass earlier than they normally would have done and we haven’t had the rain to get…
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