Every year, the papers are writing the same old rubbish. Fair enough: this November was one of the worst Novembers ever when it came to rain and late October and December so far are not any better. There has been 6 weeks of unsettled, miserable weather. BUT the papers no doubt will have everything from a December 2010-style prolonged spell of snow to a Christmas Eve 1997 or 12 February 2014 style hurricane force windstorm planned for the next few months. The fact that these awful events do happen and could happen does not mean however anyone can predict what will happen.
In a month's time, there may well be snow. Or there may be springlike weather. Proper forecasters say they cannot predict beyond 10 days. Remember 2010 and someone saying that the snow would go on St Stephen's day and would come back with a vengeance in early 2011. We are still waiting for it! I remember in October 2011, they saying winter 2011/2012 was going to be worse than 2010 and they have been saying this ever since. Most of what is predicted never happens and the bad weather events that do come are seldom predicted.