Posted: 21/09/2015 at 15:58
Too right. Lots of berries simply indicates what kind of growing season the trees and shrubs have had.
I've been googling about and it seems no-one in the weather world wants to stick their neck out yet. Apart form anything else, in meteorological terms, we still have 2.5 months of autumn to go before winter starts on Dec 1st. There's also the El Nino joker in the pack.
One chap tho has done some statistical analysis and thinks cool wet Septembers lead to colder winters - http://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/latest.aspx
The only thing to do really is wait ad see and be prepared with fences and structures repaired, fleece, coldframes and shelter ready for plants and hibernating critters and lots of bird food.