The UK Meteorological Office is notable for its "barbeque summer" and "mild winter" forecasts. And its batting average of correct forecast for the last 3 years or more has been zero. Since 2007 or 2008, it predicted a "barbeque summer" and for the past 3 summer, it's been a generally rainy summer. The Wimbledon tennis the past few years for instance, suffered several games delay because of the rains. They have built a slightly enclosed tennis court because of the frequent rains during the games.
Just last month, the UK Met Office again predicted a "mild winter" forecast. As of last week, UK was battling early snow and temperature drops of up to 7.6 C. And yesterday, UK was freezing with -10 C and 15 inches of snow, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333655/Police-warn-Britons-stay-roads-temperatures-fall-10C-15-inches-snow.html#ixzz0gBUuBgA5.
A longer discussion of the UK Met's faux, this winter and previous years, are at WUWT, the latest is http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/28/the-uk-met-office-winter-forecast-fail-or-faux/
UK's climate officials and bureaucrats now in Cancun, Mexico for the UN FCCC meeting, would be ashamed should they make pronouncements like "more environmental regulations and taxation to fight man-made warming" as UK and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere are freezing with severe cold. And it's only November. It's not yet January.