Relight my fire, because I need… some warmth!
Temperatures plummeted last night throughout the UK, with average temperatures being -10 to -15c. The lowest temperature was -16c which was recorded at Holbeach in Lincolnshire… thus making last night the coldest night of this winter so far! Wales and England faced the lowest temperatures whilst Ireland and Scotland managed to remain frost-free overnight.
Friday was also a day for cold temperatures and extreme weather. Dozens of schools (including 30 in Chesire & Staffordshire, one in Wiltshire, two in Cambridgeshire and four in Lincolnshire) had to close due to the amount of snow that had blanketed towns and cities overnight.
The MET office decided to issue an amber warning telling people to be aware of ice on Saturday and a level 3 cold weather alert is still in place for England due to severe weather and icy conditions. Also, if you thought the snow had just affected roads and schools, you’d be wrong…
There have been some changes in sports as well! Saturday’s League One games between Brentford and Oldham, Stevenage and Carlisle and MK Dons and Bury have been postponed. Rugby was also affected with London Skolars’ home game against Toulouse being called off because of snow and Swinton’s tie at York being postponed.
So, whilst a few 1000 kids would have enjoyed the day off because of the snow, the rest of the country was grumbling about the cold temperatures and the huge delays they faced in all aspects of their lives. Ah, I love Britain.
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