“I can no longer bear this system of lies,” Leopold Lippens, mayor of the town of Knokke-Heist, near Bruges. The 70-year-old said he would seek compensation “because they published rubbish.” Lippens was referring to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws,which published an article on July 5 headlined, “Just Two Weeks of Summer.” The article referred to a forecast by private weather forecasting service MétéoBelgique. It said July would be rainy and cold, and that there would only be two weeks of sunny weather in August. The forecast proved reasonably accurate for July, which was cool and rainy, but that’s not the point, said Lippens. “I could put a frog in a glass and ask him whether the sun will shine in September,” he told Die Welt. “This method is just as reliable as that of this company.”
The Belgian North Sea resort of Knokke-Heist suffered a wave of cancellations after a newspaper reported that the weather would be bad this summer. “The financial losses this forecast is costing us are huge,” he added. “People simply don’t want to come to us any more. They have changed their plans due to the article. And we have lost several million (euros) as a result.”
Bad weather and french fries causes this kind of anomalies!