Or, as Autonomous Mind has found out, the Met Office's seasonal forecasts, which are no longer forecasts, are actually forecasts - except that they aren't ... for the purposes of presentation. Or, in Met-speak - if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and implements bowel evacuation procedures in a duck-like manner ... it's a horse.
Read also the two previous posts on the AM site. You begin to get a picture that everything is not quite right in this world of ours.
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