While the Met Office hits back at critics and points to its five-day forecast record as ‘evidence’ of its accuracy, over the last 24 hours it has been quietly revising its forecasts so they look very different on the BBC Weather page to what they did two days ago.
It’s very easy to claim wonderful accuracy when you simply point to the last forecast only hours before the weather condition arrived. This time yesterday the forecast overview page for London did not display a single snow flake. But now…
Hypothetically, anyone hoping for no snow who was making plans and relying on the Met Office forecast of two days ago are likely to be disappointed tonight. Yet this ludicrous organisation still enjoins the public to trust is accuracy in forecasting weather trends years ahead, even though it has been forced to change those in recent weeks. This isn’t forecasting, it’s nowcasting and we can all do that for ourselves by looking outside. Yet we pay a fortune for this slanted crap.
Moving on from the Exeter-based scam artists, now is a good moment to take a quick look at another scam – wind power. It’s a bitterly cold night, increasing the need for energy to warm homes. So how much power is wind energy pumping into the grid at inflated prices?
When it’s needed most, it’s not there. Yet billions of pounds of our money are being poured into this unreliable and inefficient form of generation, with thousands more turbines planned. The insanity continues.