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With its prediction of a blazing summer, it has helped to trash the travel industry abroad.
It's official. It will not be a scorcher this summer. The barbecue will not be worn out, and many will have another year of spending a week in the rain in a holiday cottage in Cornwall.
I blame the Met Office. The wet summers of 2007 and 2008 were highly unlikely to be repeated, said Ewen McCallum, chief meteorologist, back in the spring.
“This year will be much drier than normal,” he predicted. “Get the BBQ out. Probably with spells of weather with the temperature reaching 30 degrees Ce
Philip Eden, vice president of the Royal Meteorological Society, has rightly criticised the Met Office for publicising such an optimistic prediction when they had relatively little evidence of how the summer would unfold.