Piers Corbyn, of the long range forecaster, Weather Action, predicted more cold winters and cool summers. “In the winter reservoir levels will be low but they will probably pick up in the summer because we will have more rain. There will be regional differences because it will depend on where the high pressure might be.”
Mr Corbyn said the conditions had “nothing to do with global warming”, and he added: “The world is now cooling.”
He said: “It is changes in the position of the jet stream caused by changes in solar activity and lunar modulation.
“It is low solar activity but there are very specific lunar modulations which cause the jet stream to get stuck in certain ways, one of which is to give cold northerly blasts in the winter.”