So now the Met Office says we are going to need our brollies quite a lot next month. Apparently the scorcher of a summer they predicted is not now going to happen. What a surprise. So what happened? The Met Office says now that they only predicted a 65% chance of the UK enjoying a long hot summer. When they sent out all their press blurbs though these percentages seemed to have got lost in all the talk of a barbecue summer. At least the Met Office press office was warm as they basked in the glow from all the sunny news reports that deluged us in the spring. Actually it has been a barbecue summer after all for us but only because one of our ovens went on the blink.