explains that it coined the phrase "barbecue summer" to help journalists' headlines.Harrabin comments:
But this has come back to bite the organisation because many people do not feel like they have been enjoying a "good" summer, especially compared with previous searing years.
Some now ask if the Met Office risks its reputation by attempting to popularise its work this way.
And he's right:
Independent meteorologist Philip Eden told BBC News that Met Office forecasts were "generally fairly accurate".
Instead, he blamed "spinners" in the Met Office press office for exaggerating the certainty of forecasts.