The media have started the annual sensationalism of predicted disaster, disruption, and disturbance to everything that moves over the coming months, as once again the long range weather forecasters have chirped up, this time with the prediction of exceptionally severe weather.
Bill Maudly of the Meteorological Society for inducing widespread panic buying said "Arctic gales, sub zero temperatures, snow, ice, and more snow will be enveloping the UK for several months, and most likely until the Spring. Given this year's reintroduction of the season known as 'Summer' we are currently lobbying the Government to officially announce the return of the season we used to call 'Winter'. Gone are the dark days of simple grey & miserable conditions we have experienced for many many years. You would have to go back a loooong time, probably to a previous generation in fact, for the last time we had such a season. In fact, it was that long ago, it was probably before Ryan Giggs started playing for Manchester United!"
The editor of the Daily Express was unavailable for comment on their lead story on the subject, as he is understood to be at Tesco's purchasing their stock of tinned foods, powdered milk, bottled water, and avoiding Face Scan originated adverts for rat poison.
Given the accuracy of long range forecasts, William Hill have slashed the odds of a white Christmas this year to 70/1.