Nothing to See Here

Move along.

People have been warned not to travel ahead of Storm Isha, as the UK is blanketed by ‘unusual’ danger-to-life warnings amid possible 90mph winds.

A number of weather warnings, including two amber wind alerts, were put in place by the Met Office across the country for Sunday, when the storm will swoop in.

Rail, sea and air travellers are set to face disruption, with closures, cancellations and delays expected across a number of services.

Damage to homes and buildings, falling trees, power cuts, flying debris, large waves and even some flooding in places should also be expected, forecasters warn.

Pretty normal for January then. And, no, it doesn’t need a stupid name. It’s just typical weather for this time of the year.


  1. The last bit of breezy weather saw a gust of 90mph recorded at a weather station by the needles near the Isle of Wight. This was reported by the BBC as 90mph winds sweeping across Britain.

  2. Our wheely bins are wobbling.
    Or shaking with fright?
    Whatever happened to gales and hurricanes?
    Do ships and airyplanes get real weather forecasts?
    Notice to Pres. Putin. Can we postpone our war until next week. Our wind-docks might be a bit stiff tomorrow? Jolly good, Toodle pip, old chap.

    • When I looked just now, the Met Office weren’t actually forecasting gales – max of force 7 (“near gale”). That’s average, and of course there are gusts which can be forecast as whatever they like depending on how rare an event they specify. But the whole “named storm” thing is clearly pure hype. Nevertheless there are plenty of twits who lap it up – we’ve just had an event tomorrow cancelled because the people running it think it’s too dangerous to travel.

  3. Latest bullshit ‘advice’ from the Met Office is to avoid sleeping near windows.

    We really need to burn down almost all public institutions and start again.

    And BTW, it is statistically proven that predicting that the weather tomorrow will be largely the same as today is 83% accurate, and it doesn’t cost millions of quid in non-jobs, so we could just settle for burning down the Met Office and not starting again. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

  4. I eschew all BBC output except the weather as it’s presented in a pretty clear and consistent format. I have noticed over the last 12 months or so a big increase in these bullshit ‘weather warnings’, which now seem to be applied more often than not. Complete bollocks – it’s January so guess what; it’s cold, windy, and wet stuff falls out of the sky. As I tell my kids – suck it up buttercup!

  5. They had the BBC on at the gym yesterday while I was having my post swim coffee. No sound so you have to watch the subtitles. Apparently about a third of teenagers think that climate change is exaggerated. Of course the discussion was about what can be done to get these deluded miscreants back on message but they did have one mildly sceptical guest who was pointing out that there is a wide range of opinion among scientists on the subject. Still, I think that it is encouraging that a pretty significant minority of young people are starting to doubt the climate narrative.

  6. The Not a Lot of People Know That blog is covering a story in the Mirror about a school in Kent that keeps having to close because their newly installed heat pumps keep overloading and tripping their electrical system. The article is written by the usual ignorant and ill informed journalist and is riddled with errors and lies. I thought that this was notable.

    “Since pupils returned to school in September, classrooms have been left without power or heating on numerous occasions, which has proven to be a big issue given the particularly harsh winter weather Britain has been enduring.”

    Harsh winter weather? Seriously?

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