The Met Office has explained its recent correct forecast of almost sunny conditions in Britain. ‘The computer had to go back to Amstrad to have the memory chips upgraded to four megabytes,’ explained the senior officer on duty, ‘so we had to pull out the maps, crayons, seaweed, everything.’
Eventually the team went to a pub and played a drinking game involving taking a mouthful of ale, making up the first line of the forecast and pasings it on. ‘The next guy had to take a swig, repeat what had been said before and add a line. The forecast got increasingly unlikely as we got drunker and that’s the one that went out. Sod’s law, it turned out to be correct.’
Amstrad added that the computer has now been upgraded and is ready to screw up the summer.