Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
I took this picture from my study window half an hour ago. At that point, it'd been snowing for about an hour. As you can see, the main road is clear enough to allow a bus to speed through, but everything else is getting covered in snow. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll be able to make out a young woman walking on the pavement.
This much snow is very unusual for London this early in the year, and it's not even the first we've had this winter. Over the last 3-4 weeks we've experienced some unseasonal and extreme weather, with plenty of frost, snow, sleet and low temperatures. According to the Met Office, it's been the most prolonged spell of freezing conditions since December 1981.