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The Beef Between These Two British Weather Reporters Is Amazing

Shout out to all the fallen meteorologists in British media's needless weather wars. Winter is coming.

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So. British people are obsessed with the weather. But there's one newspaper that's so obsessed it borders on the ridiculous. Step up, the Daily Express.

A collage of exaggerated sensationalist Daily Express weather headlines...

As you'd expect, British people do British things in response to headlines like this – they tut and grit their teeth. But now, one weather reporter has had ENOUGH.

Liam Dutton is the weather presenter for Channel 4 News. But when he's not telling you about another day of rain, he's involving himself in the most savage weather beef in history.

.@ExpressNathan To be honest, only a shock if you've been (nonsensically) writing about coldest winter in 58 years.

It all started in 2012, when Dutton noted the Express had a slight obsession with front pages about the weather.

@ExpressNathan @Schofe @alexberesford80 @itvthismorning Another weather story on the front page? That surprises me...

But then Dutton decided to really get sassy.

A newspaper contradicting itself with its front page weather headlines? Surely not! (via @nwpicdesk)

And he really started to pack the heat, calling journalist Nathan Rao's reporting the "same garbage every year".

So @ExpressNathan's written a fantasy weather story in Daily Express: Winter 2014 set to be 'coldest for century’. Same garbage every year.

It wasn't just Dutton either. Soon, his fans decided to get in on the beef.

@liamdutton You must have an amazing camera to take that picture in the middle of the WORST WEATHER FOR A MILLION YEARS (@ExpressNathan)

@liamdutton LOL But now @ExpressNathan is predicting STORMS! Probably followed by a plague of frogs? #SHOCKHORROR! #mustsellpapers

@ExpressNathan C4 weatherman is calling your newspaper's somewhat extensive weather coverage 'garbage'. Are you going to deck him?

After a heated discussion about giant snowballs, we all thought this age-old beef would be over. That finally there would be peace.

@Julian5News @liamdutton not on my part! What about you Liam? Can we call a professional truce?

But peace remained a fantasy, as Dutton fired more shots.

@TheMediaTweets Notice @ExpressNathan hasn't written tomorrow's weather story. A day off for so many accurate snow predictions. Oh, hold on.

And the shots kept coming.

As expected; -no cricket ball size hail -no tornadoes -no temp of 91F (32.6C) < 32.8C actually Can you explain @expressnathan? #DailyExpress

And coming.

.@ExpressNathan says he got Easter weather right. Headlined hot & sunny AND cold & snowy. If in doubt, keep guessing.

And coming.

@ruskin147 And 'heavy snow' has to be in capital letters, just to add to the drama of weather that's not unusual for Nov. (@ExpressNathan)

Such shade.

Sometimes, Rao tried to fight back.

What has my pal @liamdutton to say on winter's "storm after storm" battering http://t.co/3xzNOUP3eb

But, like a hurricane, or mild drizzle, Dutton kept coming back.

I see @ExpressNathan is still churning out misleading headlines in Daily Express. 150mph winds? Utter nonsense and irresponsible… #garbage

Like when Dutton publicly claimed Rao was using sources to deliberately write sensational stories.

.@ExpressNathan I'm still waiting for a reply. You follow me, so can see my tweets. Don't be shy. I'd love to know.

Dutton has apparently been waiting on a response for a very, very long time.

.@ExpressNathan Still no reply. I'm starting to feel like a lonely 'snowbomb' stranded in the warmest Dec on record.

Will Dutton ever get his response? How many lives/headline disputes will it take for this war to end?

@MarcSettle Funny how @ExpressNathan never responds when I ask him a question - even though he follows me... Convenient I guess!

In conclusion, Liam Dutton is a badass.

C4 News

Don't mess with him.

Hussein Kesvani is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Hussein Kesvani at Hussein.Kesvani@BuzzFeed.com.

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