Those soothsayers of the squall at the Met Office have been named as the "official weather supplier" for the 2012 Olympics. According to a press release, the Office will "[provide] expertise, forecasts and data" leading up to and during the Games, and their knowhow will be used to plan out the staging of weather-affected sports like tennis and rowing. This will be the same Met Office who triumphantly announced a barbecue summer in April of this year, then backtracked in July after a spell of heavy rain, before a strech of glorious weather in September and October that the weather wizards and barometric brainiacs failed to predict. Our own forecast: sales of sou'westers will be at record levels come summer 2012.
Last Updated 06 November 2009