Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 19 March 2009

And Another Thing...

The Met Office has issued a Severe Weather Warning* in the West Midlands and South West England. For Fog.

Listen, idiots. Fog does not constitute severe weather. By any measure. Severe weather means hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, drought...that kind of thing. Fog is just....fog.

I know it makes me sound like a grumpy old git, but I really hate the Met Office and its severe weather warnings, seemingly issued whenever the sun goes in. Or comes out. Severe weather ? Here ? They should all go and live in Antarctica....then they'd know something about severe weather.

Incidentally, when you Google "Met Office", you get a link with the strapline "Weather and climate change". No political agenda there, then...

* Link will probably fail at some point because these pages change. Amazingly, there are some days when Britain has no severe weather.

1 comment:

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Driving down the motorway early hours of the morning, visibility poor, concentrating hard to follow the trucks rear lights about 1/2 mile up front.
Ooh look, a helpful motorway sign lit up ahead.
Take my eyes briefly off the road and stare through the mizzle to read " F O G " .
Cheers, like I hadn't noticed.

The Department Of Transport has bowed to environmentalist/ climate change pressure and agreed to switch off the overhead lights on a section of motorway that will " in no way constitute a danger to drivers ".
Guess where ? The five mile section of the M5 either side of the Met Office at Exeter. Taking the piss ? Surely not.