British Monsoon season

After just a week of dry and sunny weather, the UK has slipped into another cycle of windy, wet and unpredictable weather for the summer.

With Mid Summers Day just a few days away gardeners are becoming increasingly concerned that  long balmy days of sunshine and light are just not going to happen in 2013 – yet again!

So what is happening with the UK weather?

Is this type of weather going to be normal for an English summer as a result of climate change?

It is all the result of an increasingly confusing jet stream. Climatologically this period is now called the ‘European monsoon’ as areas of low pressure move in from the west. If the jet stream is behaving normally, this would mean wettest conditions in the north and west, with the least rainfall in the south and east.

The problem is that as a result of climate change the jet stream no longer behaves itself and is constantly moving below the UK bringing unpredictable wetter weather.

You can find out more about this on the following websites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/posts/A-typical-British-summer-in-the-making http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2340132/UK-weather-Forecasters-warn-jet-stream-plunge-lead-unsettled-wet-weather-August.html

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