The portentous and self-important group of meteorologists and climatologists have delivered their verdict: it may rain for the next 10 years.
Or, er, it may not. Perhaps.
This is such tremendous horseshit. Meteorologists in the UK struggle – by their own admission – to forecast the weather accurately more than three days ahead. This very week, I have watched as their 48-hour forecasts have changed almost hourly… without ever being correct, even then.
There is not a snowball’s hope in hell of their calling this one right. The last few years of crap summers may be no indicator whatsoever of anything. Purely random, unpredictable, inexplicable. After all, as I’ve written on this blog, it’s happened before (1310-1330).
But that doesn’t stop them issuing their pointless edicts and predictions. People just can’t resist trying to foretell the future.
UPDATE, 10th July: In light of the current weather – forecast to continue for the whole of July – it’s clear that the meteorologists were indeed talking utter bollocks.