Global Warming is biting hard in the UK

I wonder what the Poms think about global warming that is sweeping down on them at the moment:

Meteorologists have warned that the bitterly cold weather sweeping Britain may last for weeks as a disturbance in the upper atmosphere keeps temperatures low.

As the hardest hit areas enjoy a respite from snow today, and ice becomes the main danger, experts say this wintry blast is the result of a phenomenon called sudden stratospheric warming — and they warn that its effects could last for up to a month more.

“This is a major event in the stratosphere, and it’s driving the cold weather,” said Adam Scaife at the Met Office.

“The lower stratosphere will be perturbed for weeks, and it’s pushing the chances of further cold and easterly winds well into February.” 

Further sleet and snow are expected in the east and south-east of England on Sunday, although the rest of the country will be given a chance to recover.

The deepest cover yesterday was 10.5in at Lough Fea in Londonderry, and the lowest temperature overnight had been minus 4.3C (24F) in Edinburgh.

The main risk is now from freezing conditions, said Frank Saunders, chief forecaster for the Met Office.

“Although some further slight snowfalls are likely, the focus switches to ice, with temperatures staying below zero over snow cover for many areas,” he said.

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