Something for the weekend - not electrical
About 20 of the UK's leading scientists and meteorologists are due to meet at the Met Office to discuss Britain's "unusual" weather patterns.
They will try to identify the factors that caused the chilly winter of 2010-11 and the long, wet summer of 2012.
They will also try to work out why this spring was the coldest in 50 years - with a UK average of 6C (42.8F) between March and May.
The Met Office hopes the meeting will identify new priorities for research.
Over the past three years, British weather records have been under increasing pressure. The big freeze that gripped the UK in December 2010 saw the lowest temperature for the month in 100 years.
Even the buzz of the London Olympics could not disguise the washout that was last summer, the second wettest for the UK since records began.