I have blogged a number of times regarding maverick weather forecaster Piers Corbyn. It was always possible to go to his website 'weatheraction.com' and get some indication from his homepage as to what he considered we would get in the forthcoming month. By paying a subscription (I don't know how much) one could see a much more comprehensive forecast, anything up to a year ahead.
His domain name now appears to have been taken over by some concern in America. So either Piers has given up on his business or he is going to reinvent himself on another website. I and one or two other bloggers have been sharply critical of Piers; comparing his more recent prognostications that he has freely publicised with the reality of subsequent events has shown him to be spectacularly wrong. For instance having had a very bad time in January, even with a 'corrected' forecast half way through the month, he then produced a much less detailed summary for February. In it he talked about a "significant storm" mid month. I'll be generous and stretch mid month to include the whole of the second and third weeks. What happened? Most of the country was basking under the benign influence of an anticyclone!
Now remember that people were purchasing his forecasts. And remember too that Piers has been using his techniques for a number of years so one would assume that the quality of his forecasts would be getting ever better. If I had paid him good money I would be far from pleased at his really dreadful predictions of late. In fact you would literally have to believe in the precise opposite to be near the truth.
Significantly Piers would frequently castigate not only the Met Office but those who believe in man made climate change. I wouldn't say that sunspots and magnetic storms have no effect on our weather but as to being the sole drivers of it I can't believe that. Certainly the appalling results we have had from Piers is a vote of no confidence in his theories.