The Feeding Storm

By DeusExMacintosh

Drivers across the UK are being warned to take extra care as the working week begins amid further heavy snow and ice.

Parts of eastern England and Scotland already under thick snow could get up to 25cm (10in) more by Monday morning.

Plummeting temperatures overnight will lead to icy roads in many places, while strengthening winds will cause snow to drift and make it feel even colder.

Motoring organisation the AA is warning commuters to take great care, even on major roads that have been gritted.

The UK has been experiencing the earliest widespread snowfall since 1993.

On Saturday night temperatures in Wales and Northern Ireland fell to the lowest on record for November, reaching -18C (0F) and -9.5C (15F) respectively.

BBC News

It’s fair jeelit agen…

And Brave Arse is oot!

11 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Terrible thing, that global warming 🙂

  2. kvd
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Cross posting from BraveArse. Please feel free to delete my comment. Although – if you can consolidate – NAB has a job for you right now in their IT department.

  3. Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Interesting days:

    Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions, according to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on Tuesday.

  4. Peter Patton
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Well at least the sun’s out.

  5. Posted November 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I have no idea what’s going on with the double postings under different names. It was doing it last night with another post and I thought I’d fixed it, but it seems not. The problem has simply cropped up elsewhere…

  6. Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I miss the old red phone boxes – unlike the new ones open to the weather to keep your calls short.

    *sigh*

    And on bravearse, I was suprised how warm kilts can be in cold weather. Never wore them like a proper scot though…

    Mind you, having had to hike through a very large waist-high thistle patch with a kilt on, even with shorts it was bad enough.

    Now thistles, freezing snow and kilts would be a horrible combination.

  7. Posted November 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Kilts did evolve in a cold climate. Proper kilts were basically long woollen blankets that you wrapped around and around and around and then slung over your shoulder. The fancy pleated things were a late C18th invention: I seem to remember some interaction between Sir Walter Scott and a visit by the Prince Regent was involved in their invention.

  8. Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Well, we are snowed in and the snow is chucking down outside. We actually lost heating for part of the night but it is back on now, which is just as well or we’d have some elderly people turned into popsicles in short order.

    Lorenzo: you’re thinking of plaid, which is the real Celtic deal and goes back to Roman times. Kilts are indeed a greatly tidied up version of what existed before (the Celts always had tartans, though, just not as formalised as they later became).

  9. Posted November 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Well at least the sun’s out.

    Don’t you mean the moon..?!

  10. Peter Patton
    Posted November 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Well they’re very pretty piccies.

  11. Posted November 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    SL: I am happy to call a plaid a plaid 😉

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