It's round about that time of year when, after ten days or so of struggling around town like a drowned rat, I traditionally turn to the Met Office Long Range Weather Forecast to marvel, yet again, at its uncanny, almost psychic, predictive power...
"UK forecast for Summer 2008 (issued 3 April 2008)
Mean temperatures are more likely to be above the 1971-2000 average. However, there is a slightly enhanced chance of cloudier and cooler spells.
Rainfall is more likely to be either near average or above average. The risk of exceptional rainfall, as seen last summer, is assessed as very low at this stage. "
...about as vague as a newspaper astrology column and still fucking wrong
One of these days it's going to dawn on someone that employing a bloke in Ireland to phone us up and tell us what's coming would probably be more accurate and definitely be more cost-effective