Friday, January 08, 2010

Happy New Year!

Frozen Britain I'm now back in NOT sunny Spain but was pleased to arrive only 2 hours late on el día de los Reyes after driving over 200 miles (update: in all I drove 320 miles) through blizzards (I kid you not) to get oldest spanlet back to UEA. Much of Europe is suffering a cold snap; the image of Britain as seen from above (Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response via BBC) is quite spectacular - click on image for better definition image and associated news. There are very few places without snow, some tiny areas on the south coast by the looks of it...near Poole? and the freezing conditions are set to remain at least another week. Some are fairly happy about that...see HERE (hattip Dizzy Thinks for that image!)

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5 comments:

The Great Simpleton said...

Happy New Year

There are very few places without snow, some tiny areas on the south coast by the looks of it...near Poole?

That would be Poole harbour.

to get oldest spanlet back to UEA.

To investigate the shenanigans at CRU?

Paul said...

Happy New Year

Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Christchurch all had very little snow. Ours didn't arrive until Thursday lunchtime, it's still on the ground now but that's due to the overnight temperature of -6.

Glad you completed your journey safely.

Span Ows said...

Thank you both for the updates...I feel cold just thinking about it. Freezing here too.

bonnie said...

Happy New Year...

I did say to bring a sledge. Have had the snow boots on since about 17 Dec..

Span Ows said...

Hi Bonnie, Happy New Year to you too and that a bonny hogmanay was had by all! The weather on wednesday in the south of England was incredible. I can't easily recall another time it so bad or so widespread.