WEATHER WATCH UNCERTAIN
The UK Met Office ‘s barbecue summer was a washout, and its mild winter was the coldest in 31 years, so its latest prediction is to be regarded with some caution. The headlines say it all - Wrap Up Warm, The Met Office Says It Will Be Mild. Official forecasters in the UK have said this winter could be unusually dry and mild, with temperatures 2C higher than last year’s big freeze. Believe that when you feel it. It’s no accident that until the 16th Century weather and whether were interchangeable spellings. As Leopold Bloom puts it in Joyce’s Ulysses, weather is “as uncertain as a child’s bottom”. Take all weather forecasts with that extra grain of salt.