Predictions by a maverick British meteorologist that the Netherlands is set to be hit by a ‘super storm’ were debunked in many of Tuesday’s papers.
London-based Piers Corbyn, who uses solar activity to predict the weather, says a storm with winds of up to 200kph is set to hit the UK, and probably the Netherlands, between November 24 and 28, with a foretaste this weekend.
The story was picked up by Dutch weatherman Piet Paulusma, who placed it on his website. Since then, the panic has spread.
‘What Corbyn says is complete nonsense,’ said professor Vincent Icke in the AD.
KNMI’s expert Cees Molenaars said in the Spits that the claims should not be taken seriously. ‘There are no scientific grounds for the claims and people are being frightened unnecessarily,’ he told the paper.
The KNMI says it may indeed be very windy this weekend, but that this is quite normal for this time of year.
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