According to what you said,
In the following question, I should use "will" instead of "going to".
The doctors predicted that the patient ............... live for a month.
a) will b) is going to
However, "going" sounds better.
Normally, doctors wouldn't predict something like that out of nothing.
The same applies to the original question. You're implying that using the subject "Meteorologists" is the same as using any other subject like: "Tom" , "Dick" or "Harry". That's why I respectfully disagree with you.
I really thank you for your reply. I wish to know what you or anyone else think of my comment.