My original long-term prediction of a cold and snowy February, made many months ago, may have got off to a surprisingly accurate start.
However I now need to amend it however as milder (and wetter) weather is likely to be the dominant force for the next 7-10 days.
But I am still sticking to my guns for the remainder of the month, with much colder weather from around 10th-14th onwards.
I do fancy a relatively dry start to Spring, though a wet and warm May. And summer? Much drier than the last few years for most of it (probably one wet month, most likely July), but far from the 2004 heat-wave.