Met Office left red-faced as ‘drier winter’ turns soggy
Extract from Met Office 3-month Outlook, issued 21st November 2013:
For the period December 2013 – February 2014
The probability that UK precipitation for December-January-February will fall into the driest of our five categories is around 25% and the probability that it will fall into the wettest category is around 15%. The weakening of the prevailing westerly flow means that the normally wetter western or northwestern parts of the country may see a significant reduction in precipitation compared to average, while the east or southeast may be closer to average.