The Met Office is to stop publishing seasonal forecasts, after it came in for criticism for failing to predict extreme weather.So, next time they report that global temperatures could increase by 0.5 dgrees or so in X many years keep in mind this
It was berated for not foreseeing that the UK would suffer this cold winter or the last three wet summers in its seasonal forecasts.
The forecasts, four times a year, will be replaced by monthly predictions.
Explaining its decision, the Met Office released a statement which said: "By their nature, forecasts become less accurate the further out we look.
"Although we can identify general patterns of weather, the science does not exist to allow an exact forecast beyond five days, or to absolutely promise a certain type of weather.