“The RAC is warning motorists of the risk of driving through deep floodwater. … ‘While cars have improved significantly in technical terms in recent years they are still not waterproof and will break down if they are driven through deep water.'” (

The ministry for stating the bleeding obvious added the reminder that humans are not amphibious.


“When atmospheric pressure was dropping rapidly, the male beetles became much less responsive to female pheromones.” (

And yet smut* flourishes in a moist climate**.

*The fungal disease of grains.
**I apologise; it’s raining.


Whatever the weather, it’s going to intensify. “High latitude countries, such as in Europe or North America, are expected to receive more rainfall, but many … subtropical arid and semi-arid regions will likely experience less precipitation … Over wet tropical regions, extreme precipitation events will very likely be more intense and more frequent.” Consequently “a hot world is a hungry world.” (

Like drinking alcohol, your starting mood gets more intense, then you get the munchies. Then you get the hangover.


“Eventually, [the Met Office] hopes to offer forecasts that will enable humanity to prepare for the decade ahead just as meteorologists help people to choose their clothes each morning … [with] some statistical validity despite the weather’s inherent chaos.” (

Grasping the key word “chaos,” shall I start taking bets?