The Met Office is scrapping its long-term weather forecasts. Yes you read that correctly.
In what will widely be seen as an embarrassing climbdown, the Devon-based weather centre insisted the move came in response to public poling. (Nobody ever polls me.)
"Our research suggests the public aren't interested in seasonal forecasts but they do want monthly forecasts," a spokeswoman insisted.
Rather an obtuse way of saying 'the public cottoned on too quickly to the fact that our long-range forecasts were rubbish' don't you think.