Bad weather

It seems a pretty fair bet that the word “drought” in a TV weather bulletin refers to a lack of rain — for time enough adversely to affect the environment.

So why does Channel 7’s David Brown insist that we have a “hydrological drought” — unless to distinguish it from a drought of intelligent weather commentary.

For the benefit of any other aspiring weather Barbies out there, hydrological merely refers to the study of water on earth and in the atmosphere. As in drought. Duh.

2 Responses to Bad weather

  1. Gwen says:

    Never played droughts?

  2. Gwen says:

    Weather reports are far too long winded.
    I’m in the process of simplifying the
    climatologists terminology.

    As you are aware, no doubt, we are heaped
    under more snow than we’ve had in 30 years.
    It looks like it did when we were children.
    That snow variously comes with rain, drizzle
    and ice.

    Henceforth, I have the following nomenclature
    for these three weather condtions:

    Snow + Rain = SNAIN

    Snow + Ice = SNICE

    Snow + Drizzle = SNIZZLE

    End of story.

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