Over the past 48 hours, scatterings of snow were experienced across Britain, underlining how unsettled our autumn weather has been. Saturday morning’s snow caused trains to be delayed and some were cancelled, leaving many travellers frustrated.
A member of public experiencing the snow said, “I can’t believe that a bit of snow leads to all these travel services being delayed and cancelled. There wasn’t much of a risk and the worst is yet to come with snow.” This gentleman added that he did not enjoy having the snow as he drove for a living.
Others were frustrated that the delays ‘just had to be on the busiest day of the week’. One told YJA, ‘It slowed me down in the things I usually do on Saturdays’.
People were also saying that it wasn’t much of a surprise that a little bit of ice caused so much disruption.
When early Sunday was approaching a forecaster warned: “Rain, sleet, snow and hail showers will continue into the weekend.” Indeed, she was correct as temperatures fell to -5.2c in Yorkshire, leading to an extremely frozen Sunday morning.
However, everybody should have been prepared as the Met Office did issue a yellow warning of ice, snow and dangerous driving conditions before the bad weather arrived.
More snow is predicted leading up to Christmas and beyond.
Freya, Year 6