Chaos in the UK. We are not used to this much snow and cold and we are not prepared for it. I guess we deserve these comments (from Aftenposten):
“The pictures from British airports indicate that snow removal is done partly by hand and small machines.”
“Chesham north of London reported temperatures down to minus 13 degrees, which is considered very cold. “
Meanwhile the argument between commercial and state forecasters in Norway (akin to Piers Corbyn vs the Met Office) is whether they’ll exceed -20°C in Oslo next week.
The BBC, reporting on problems at Heathrow, quoted a passenger who was stuck on a plane for five hours:
“There were a lot of Americans and Canadians on the plane who couldn’t understand why so little snow had brought everything to a halt”
It is shaping up the be the coldest December in 100 years; the third cold winter in a row.