Of course, this is just weather - and its just started to snow here in Bradford. This is the third consecutive winter where we have had snowfall before Christmas and we're fresh out of riot shields. We'll have to use the central heating.
Despite that, it is only a matter of time before some fool (many fools) tell us that it is the warmest year since Noah built his ark, warning that we are going to fry unless we pay zillion of dollars into the kitty for Mercedes dealers and development corporations such as Oxfam (and up yours LFF - see below).
And we can rely on the likes of Louise Gray faithfully to record their exudations, while our fatuous, time-wasting excuse for a prime minister prattles about wellbeing.
Yet, we do ask how many bad winters in a row do you have to have before it ceases to be just weather and becomes climate?