The WeatherOnline website continues to make us laugh with their delightful descriptions of British weather…the chap, Simon Keeling, who writes their ‘month ahead’ forecast makes you feel sunny even if the weather isn’t:
“If someone finds the ‘barbeque summer’ would they kindly return it?
If you are still waiting to fire up the barbeque you may have to keep the coals dry for a while longer yet as the pattern does not show any confident signs of settling down in the shorter term. In fact, between now and the end of the month, the number of days when the average pattern could be really considered as settled, may perhaps be counted on the fingers of one hand?”
“There aint no cure for the summertime blues!’
At the moment, the only ‘sizzle’ most of us will be hearing coming from this ‘barbeque summer’ will be the sound of raindrops evaporating as they hit the hot surface of the grill plate, there seems little if anything at least in the short term to indicate that the weather will settle to any major degree. If there’s one crumb of comfort to be drawn from all this unsettled weather, at least the rains mostly warm.”