2014 to begin with more rain and winds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Scott Whitehead Scott Whitehead

More wind and rain is expected next week and well into the New Year, Wanstead’s weatherman has predicted.

Scott Whitehead, 41, has his own weather station in his garden in Wanstead Park Avenue, Aldersbrook, and has been studying pressure patterns.

He has concluded that pressure will remain low for the next couple of weeks, causing an extended period of wet weather.

Last week he measured 23mm of rainfall on December 23, which caused flood alerts in the Lower River Roding area.

He said: “December rainfall is 140 per cent of the average for this month and we have seen 74mm this month so far, with more expected today and tomorrow.

“53mm is the average for December, but it doesn’t compare to 97mm which we saw last year when we had a really wet Christmas.”

Yesterday was the first completely dry day in 23 days in Wanstead.

However Mr Whitehead believes 2014 is set to be wet for at least the first two weeks.

He said: "Weather reporters sometimes make these predictions and then nothing happens.

"But that's the thing about weather predictions - they get forgotten about quickly."

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2:33pm Mon 30 Dec 13

cynicalsue says...

"But that's the thing about weather predictions - they get forgotten about quickly."

So why bother?
"But that's the thing about weather predictions - they get forgotten about quickly." So why bother? cynicalsue

2:56pm Mon 30 Dec 13

NDevoto says...

These would-be weathermen would rather we forget their vague or inaccurate "predictions" and only remind us of the obvious "hits" .
"Rain and wind over the next few weeks?". Who'd have thought it? Give that man a cigar and a Met Office badge.
These would-be weathermen would rather we forget their vague or inaccurate "predictions" and only remind us of the obvious "hits" . "Rain and wind over the next few weeks?". Who'd have thought it? Give that man a cigar and a Met Office badge. NDevoto

4:03pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Bore of the year after Stickmanny.
Bore of the year after Stickmanny. Billy Yerache

5:32pm Mon 30 Dec 13

EAInsider says...

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8:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Namechecked by Cornbeefur. That's made my year.
Namechecked by Cornbeefur. That's made my year. stickmanny

8:54pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

stickmanny wrote:
Namechecked by Cornbeefur. That's made my year.
Happy New Year my friend in any event.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Namechecked by Cornbeefur. That's made my year.[/p][/quote]Happy New Year my friend in any event. Billy Yerache

10:15am Tue 31 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

And you.

I can't believe the Council have allowed Wanstead to get so wet lately. What are we paying them for???
And you. I can't believe the Council have allowed Wanstead to get so wet lately. What are we paying them for??? stickmanny

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