'"I will dominate my area" and "the only one who can beat me is me" hmmm
Summary for May 2016Although May has been considerably drier than April, especially in the north and west, the average rainfall for England has been above average for the 7th consecutive month.
Monthly mean river flows have decreased at all indicator sites, but remain normal across much of England.
Soil moisture deficits increased across most of England, as expected for the time of year.
Groundwater levels decreased at the majority of indicator sites, but remain normal or higher at all but one of the sites.
Reservoir stocks decreased at just over two-thirds of reported reservoirs and reservoir groups during May.
So when you next hear the BBC / Guardian report that a scientific expert knows what the climate will do, remember this:
"Scientists know a lot about how events will unfold...which means that whatever we do, our climate destiny is fixed for the next few decades... Rainfall will decline in the summer and the increased deluges in winter will struggle to replenish thirsty reservoirs because much of the water will run off the baked ground."