Why has the Transport Secretary extolling HS2 been silent on the UK's worst weather region?

There is one important aspect of the whole HS2 saga that has not been properly considered by the politicians, and that is UK WEATHER.

No one seems to have looked at the detailed Met Office weather maps for the last couple of decades, the conditions and the temperatures recorded. It is a simple fact that it rains in Manchester and the proposed route down to Birmingham lies on a mapping grid that seems to consistently attract the worse possible UK weather, the weatherpeople call it the Atlantic lows ( a big clue we suggest).
The whole point of HS2 is that it should provide a high speed service, but it will need fair weather to do so. Buried under 4 metres of snow or submerged in floodwater, would tarnish any form of schedule or high speed timetable. And possibly drive customers to the adjacent Manchester Ringway airport. So what is the point of a west coast HS2?

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