The start of summer?
Facebook greeted me today with this little graphic: Given that this is the radar picture over the UK this morning, it’s not surprising that several Facebook users felt a certain irony. But in what sense is it the first day of summer? As the Met Office explain in a lovely clear blog post, it depends whether you’re talking about the meteorological summer or the astronomical summer. For our forecasting friends, summer began three weeks ago on 1 June. (Though as my wife often