My secret sources (so secret, they're all in the sidebar) were suggesting last week that this week would be much cooler but as is usually the case, everything changed and the unusual mild conditions are set to continue for few more days.
Some long range boffins seem to be going for a colder than average winter this year. Given that our local forecaster couldn't get it right for the same day during the summer, I'll take that with a pinch of salt but with snowfall on the increasing year on year recently (still nothing like it used to be), maybe this will be the year we're snowed in for a week!
The number of locations in Europe recording snowfall is now on the increase and today snow has been mentioned in the forecast for the tops of the Scottish mountains this week. It's time to start checking out the web cameras at Cairngorm Mountain, when I see snow falling there, I'll know winter as arrived.