HL Deb 30 March 1977 vol 381 c1026WA
The Earl of SELKIRK

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Meteorological Office have reached any general conclusions on the causes which led to the summer of 1976 being exceptionally dry and the winter of 1976–77 being exceptionally wet.


The inherent variability of the atmosphere makes it difficult to trace simple cause and effect relationships. Limited studies of last summer and autumn have been carried out but more research involving extensive and costly use of large computers would be required in order to reach any positive conclusions.