Prof Sutton said: “Blocking episodes can persist for several weeks, leading to extended cold periods in winter.
“As well as such natural processes, we know that weather across the UK and Europe is being affected by higher levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. For example, rainfall events have become more intense and this is quite likely linked to a warmer climate. There is also some evidence linking the record low amounts of Arctic sea ice to UK weather, but this evidence is not yet conclusive either way.”
– The Scotsman “Stand by for 10 years of rain-soaked summers”
The much talked about Met Office one day ramble through the brambles was yesterday, media are bleeding little scratchings.
Well Mr Sutton, blocking can occur any time and that is not your field.