What does it matter now if men believe or no?
What is to come will come. And soon you too will stand aside,
To murmur in pity that my words were true
(Cassandra, in Agamemnon by Aeschylus)
To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....
I haven't looked at the progression of hemispheric weather patterns across seasons. I have no southern hemisphere data. But if the cold we see in the south is related to changes in our big electro-magnetic orb, then it would seem reasonable that similar conditions could prevail in the northern winter with modifications due to oceanic (and other) differences. Astro called this north winter cold but short. I don't remember anything about early. But La Nina will have a say. Changes in the AMO and bleed-out (and/or westward shift) of the north Pacific warm "blob" (aka PDO) will also affect the setup. This two-plus year period should be fascinating to watch and quantify, in a morbid kind of way.
And so far (10 months assuming that SC25 started in Nov. 2019), SC25 is well below SC24 in terms of cumulative sunspots to date.