Sunday, 10 August 2014


The "hot August" being forecast for the UK is not with us today as we feel the effect of the remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha pass over us. It is certainly nowhere near a hurricane, more of a breeze with accompanying light rain (which is much needed) but it feels more like autumn than summer. I certainly don't dismiss the heat-wave forecast as Piers Corbyn of Weather Action has a good track record of getting his forecasts right (see below). Interestingly the Met Office has made no mention of it. In fact next week's forecast is for more clouds and rain with fairly average temperatures.

Here is an extract from the Weather Action website: "The unique power of the forecasts has also been proven by the profits on Scientific Weather Bets with William Hill at odds and verification organized independently by the UK Met Office.
In 4,000 Weather Test Bets over 12 years with William Hill, Weather Action forecasts made a profit of some 40% (£20,000).  The Odds were statistically fair and set by the Met Office before being shortened by William Hill by a standard 20%; the results were then provided by the Met Office for William Hill to settle each bet. Piers Corbyn was excluded by the bookies from such account betting in 2000." 

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