MINUS 20C? Britain faces coldest winter for 100 years as Big Freeze follows floods


The above are just two headlines taken from the Daily Express and the Daily Mail. These two papers in the last week have printed several articles warming of the coldest winter in 100 years. I’ve had a few people asking me whether this is likely to happen or not and the simple answer is no.

Newspapers like the Daily Mail and the Express run the same scaremongering articles every single year, the Express being particularly bad for doing this. Take the picture below for example, just a few of the headlines the express has printed both this year and last year.

Image taken from Paul Hudson’s weather Blog

As we all know, last winter turned out to be milder than average and these headlines simply did not come to fruition. The paper has openly admitted to putting these headlines up due to them seeing sales go up by 10%. These headlines have no scientific backing whatsoever, forecasters are often misquoted or extremist forecasts who predict the same ice age like winters every single year are quoted.

Please ignore any headlines you see such as these printed by the Daily Express and the Daily Mail, they’re quite frankly ridiculous and untrue.