Widespread, severe and prolonged cold for the third winter in a row. According to the Met Office it could last a month. We’ve escaped so far – it’s just foggy tonight. While we’ve had plenty of snow and cold in the last two winters, it’s still novel to see the Coliseum in Rome surrounded by snow, to see it in Marseille (again after a fall in 2009), in Algeria and Libya, and see people build a snowman on the beach in Palma, Majorca.
wierd also to see this panorama of Lemnos, Greece, from the highest point looking out from the island to the blue Aegean Sea.
Snow – at sea level – in the Med? It’s not unheard of but it’s not usual. Anyone who attributes this to global warming deserves to be made to eat handfuls of the stuff.