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Judge
18-01-2013, 19:41
Looks like it's that time of the year again, a bit of snow and the UK 'shuts up shop''


Airports shut and flights cancelled as UK shivers under a blanket of snow with high of TEN INCHES




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/18/article-2264389-17044363000005DC-539_470x753.jpg

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264363/UK-snow-Heathrow-cancels-hundreds-flights-10-000-homes-power-2-000-schools-closed.html

Samodika
18-01-2013, 19:46
[QUOTE=Judge;1113838]Looks like it's that time of the year again, a bit of snow and the UK 'shuts up shop''


Ohh!!! I do need to fly to London next week...

mrzuzzo
18-01-2013, 20:15
This happens every year. I reckon they'd get used to it by now but I guess them Brits fancy a cup 'o tea over having to shovel the snow.

andymackem
18-01-2013, 20:23
This happens every year. I reckon they'd get used to it by now but I guess them Brits fancy a cup 'o tea over having to shovel the snow.

Yeah, we know it will melt within a week, and most of us can have a bit of a holiday while we're waiting. If this kind of weather endured for weeks on end, we'd probably deal with it more effectively.

Alan65
18-01-2013, 22:25
This happens every year. I reckon they'd get used to it by now but I guess them Brits fancy a cup 'o tea over having to shovel the snow.

Well we dont have Uzbeks and Tajiks to clear the snow, and what is this cup of tea you speak of we will have a few days in the pub:11581:

MickeyTong
18-01-2013, 22:55
No snow where I am.

penka
18-01-2013, 23:25
There are always boats...

sashadidi
19-01-2013, 03:58
Could be the modern UK workers fault....

FatAndy
19-01-2013, 12:48
What, 5 cm of snow again??!! :rofl:

RichardB
19-01-2013, 13:32
What, 5 cm of snow again??!! :rofl:

2cm!

It really is ridiculous. As soon as three flakes of snow fall the whole country (AKA southern England) grinds to a halt and it's all over the news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21081224

There's been snow and skiing in Scotland for the last month or so, everyone copes with it easily and it doesn't get reported in the news.

Ibanez
19-01-2013, 16:22
2cm!

It really is ridiculous. As soon as three flakes of snow fall the whole country (AKA southern England) grinds to a halt and it's all over the news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21081224

There's been snow and skiing in Scotland for the last month or so, everyone copes with it easily and it doesn't get reported in the news.

True...same as in Moscow. People just get on with it..

pompeygazza
19-01-2013, 19:59
True...same as in Moscow. People just get on with it..

I think people in southern England get on with it as well. The problem is the compensation culture which leads to local authorities being terrified to open schools, police telling everybody to stay at home because if they don't some idiot will seek a way to enhance their meagre income by suing them. But 99% of people just go about their business.

The other problem is the BBC, who seem to be so desperate for news they want to forecast Armageddon every time something slightly out of the ordinary happens.

Alan65
19-01-2013, 21:44
I think people in southern England get on with it as well. The problem is the compensation culture which leads to local authorities being terrified to open schools, police telling everybody to stay at home because if they don't some idiot will seek a way to enhance their meagre income by suing them. But 99% of people just go about their business.

The other problem is the BBC, who seem to be so desperate for news they want to forecast Armageddon every time something slightly out of the ordinary happens.

I think another way of looking at this would I want to be paying for a fleet of these things (bottom photo) to be sat about for 51 weeks of the year.

http://rt.com/news/winter-snow-russia-weather-275/

Sod it, it may be a problem for 2 days a year but that is about it.

robertmf
19-01-2013, 23:48
I think another way of looking at this would I want to be paying for a fleet of these things (bottom photo) to be sat about for 51 weeks of the year.

http://rt.com/news/winter-snow-russia-weather-275/


That's a good article. The pictures remind me of Wakkanai, Japan, on the northern most tip of Hokkaido Isl.

Here we are having no snow (knock on wood). The first cold snap is due next week, but no snow predicted.

Ulyana.de.fine
20-01-2013, 00:52
What does it mean - 2cm, 5cm snow?
2cm does not seem like much.
When I go outside it lookes like pavements have lifted by about a meter and there are huge mountains of snow... How does is it add to 5 cm?
:10305:

robertmf
20-01-2013, 00:57
What does it mean - 2cm, 5cm snow?
2cm does not seem like much.
When I go outside it lookes like pavements have lifted by about a meter and there are huge mountains of snow... How does is it add to 5 cm?
:10305:

London, not the Moscow snow. The original quote in Post #1 says 10 inches == 25cm.

It's like that Mars probe the Americans sent. Some measurements were meters, and some in English units with disastrous results.

Judge
21-01-2013, 10:59
Ohh!!! I do need to fly to London next week...

Hope you make it..
check this site out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/air

Samodika
21-01-2013, 20:04
Hope you make it..
check this site out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/air

Well, at least I could book a flight for Jan 23d without any notifications on delays or cancellations...

Alan65
21-01-2013, 22:22
Well, at least I could book a flight for Jan 23d without any notifications on delays or cancellations...

Nothing wrong with London today...ok there are a few flights being cancelled but it flights from Manchester etc.....international are ok, they take precedence on landing slots.

Heathrow cancelled these flights in advance to ensure slots.

You should be ok, enjoy the corkscrew.

celia
23-01-2013, 18:03
Great thing about snow in London is that it often only comes once!