Weather – or not

I have noticed over the past few years that we have a cold spell at the end of November, followed by about 7 weeks of mild weather, followed by another cold spell at the end of January or beginning of February.

This year the November cold spell has come at the beginning of December. We had – 7 degrees Celsius yesterday in Presteigne, where the temperature never got higher than – 2, while in Llandrindod Wells it was about 1 degree at 1.30 p.m.

This morning we woke up to about 2 inches of snow on the ground. It is melting now, at 11 a.m., leaving a slushy mess on the ground.

From this, my prediction is that we will have mild weather, after this spell breaks – usually lasts about a week – until January February time.

We’ll see if it is more messed up than that.

We have lost our tradtional seasons and the weather has become most unreliable. With such a high rainfall here over the summer and autumn it is clear that the Earth is trying to cool herself.

The idea that oil consumption is the real problem is a blind to the commercial world not taking responsibility for its ommissions in the vain attempt to sell more at lower prices than the actual cost of production.

When water is so polluted by industry that it is creating deserts we cannot leave the decision making to politicians – easily bought – nor to scientists, seeking further grants, nor, least of all, to commerce to make the important decisions.

I’m just saying.

Author: Keith Armstrong

Dance teacher, writer, film-maker, educationalist, enthusiast.