Oh the weather outside is frightful…

by Morag Robertson

Long gone are the days when dreaming of a White Christmas always ended in disappointment, as children everywhere would wake up at 6am on that long anticipated day and eagerly throw back the curtains to find that there was only a glistening of white frost on the ground.

Long gone are the days when I would look at my mum in disgust when she mentioned the word ‘wellies’ in October in early anticipation of the snow, when we all knew the first drops of snow would not fall until well into January.

Nowadays however, these two scenarios are not so odd, with the snow starting earlier and earlier each year, and it becoming icy cold months before it should. This year it has been reported that the show could arrive as early as October, after last years snow being a complete white out and shock to the nation. The Guardian reported the 2010 UK cold spell to be the coldest winter for 30 years, with 8 inches of snow expected on the higher ground.

Now, I don’t know much at all about global warming, but if I go by the levels of snow in 2010, and the forecast of snow starting in October this year, I’m a little scared to find out what will happen in the years to come.


3 Responses

  1. Good one!
    A few days ago i actually started daydreaming about snow (weird!). After recent predictions of +27 degrees in the week coming, it should be fun to see how Mother Nature will pull of the hottest day (Wednesday) and snow in the same months time.

  2. Good points, well made. It is a shame that apathy has frozen (pardon the pun) the world into doing nothing.

  3. well seeing that the winds are horrendous today, and it was absolutely boiling a few days ago, mother nature may well be quite capable of this craziness; it is scotland after all!

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