This should be fun. The Met is chronically wrong on their predictions. In fact, they were so wrong at times, I thought they quit the practice of predicting the weather? At any rate, they’re at it again!
Global temperatures are forecast to be 0.57C above the long-term average next year, making 2013 one of the warmest years on record, the Met Office said on Thursday.
I suppose it is all in how one views it. I find it fascinating that they would be so precise in their prediction. 0.57C…… But, seeing how they utilize the great sciency averaging formula, I guess, this is what you get. The article points out how accurate they were this year….
The global average temperature for 2012 falls well within the range predicted by the Met Office for 2012 of between 0.34 °C and 0.62 °C, with a most likely value of 0.48 °C.
Using the monthly data, up through October, the mean is 0.4124°C. Of course, this is an indistinguishable difference and fairly meaningless for us normal and rational individuals, but for the warmista, being that far off is pretty significant. The near 0.3°C range was pretty funny for last year, seeing that all of the wailing and gnashing of the teeth is about 1/2 degree change.