LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Planned windfarms ‘could affect Met Office forecasts’ 

Credit:  23 January 2013 | www.cambrian-news.co.uk ~~

A series of windfarms planned in Carmarthenshire could lead to frequent false warnings of intense rainfall or even missed forecasts of severe downpours in the Teifi Valley, the Met Office has warned.

The Met Office has said that the turbines could interfere with its radars so much that warnings of the severe flooding of areas of Ceredigion, similar to the catastrophic scenes in July, could be missed.

It has lodged objections to a planned 21 turbine at Llanllwni which is currently under appeal and is considering lodging a formal objection to a similar development at Brechfa Forest West where an extra 28 turbines are under consideration by Carmarthenshire planners.

An objection was not lodged to the Brechfa development following a “human error” at the MoD which co-ordinates objections connected with radar.

The Met Office were not consulted, a series of emails gathered by protesters against the scheme under the Freedom of Information Act have shown, despite “serious concerns” over the effect of the plan.

It follows Met Office analysis of the effect of the nearby Alltwalis wind-farm of 10 turbines opened in 2010, which the Met Office said is already affecting its Ceredigion weather radar station 14 miles away at Crug-y-Gorllwyn.

Source:  23 January 2013 | www.cambrian-news.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky