After over a century and a half of research the Met Office (formed, 1854) is able to reveal the secret of the British weather system. Far from the common conception of it as a capricious Goddess who must be propitiated with a complex series of manouvres involving kagoules, umbrellas and the ritual incantations of Church members (\”turned out nice again\”, \”brass monkeys\” and the mystifying to the unbaptised \”cats and dogs\”) there is in fact an underlying order. A cycle which, for an as yet undetermined reason, lasts roughly 12 months and involves the temperature gradually getting warmer for some months, levelling off, cooling, levelling off, warming again and so on.
Summer is warmer than winter.
The Met Office costs taxpayers £82.3 million a year.