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European Hubbers - How are you coping with the big freeze?

  1. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    -4 in Majorca, first snow for 26 years in Rome, and as typical Heathrow cancel flights 9 hours before a single flake falls, even though they are having no problem at Munich airport where it is currently -27.  Wrong type of snow on the runways?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … falls.html

    1. CyclingFitness profile image92
      CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well Nottingham seems to have escaped the brunt of most of the snow but it's cancelled my trip into the Peak District tomorrow unfortunately

      We Brits seem incapable of dealing with a small amount of cool weather which would  hardly touch many a european ski resort!

      Spare a thought for thos eout in Eastern European who are sub 20 degree temperatures

  2. Polly C profile image91
    Polly Cposted 5 years ago

    Well, we just can't deal with snow even for just a couple of days a year, can we?! I expect half the schools will be shut on Monday...

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow though, will be able to dust off the sledge and take the kids to the park. It will always be a novelty for them since snow is so infrequent and there is rarely enough to actually play in!

  3. WriteAngled profile image86
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Last year schools were shut for a week and the two mountain roads out of the valley were also closed for a week because Rhondda Cynaf Taf council had run out of salt.

    Wonder what this year will bring, although the snow seems to be melting a bit at the moment.

  4. Polly C profile image91
    Polly Cposted 5 years ago

    It's been snowing here for the last few hours, we are supposed to get the brunt of it tonight, over on the east. It's the first we've had so far, don't think it will melt, it's too cold!

  5. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    I went out to the village the other day and it was actually snowing, but not lying, although it was on the nearby mountains.
    I am freezing right now inside my house. Winter came late, but it came with a bang.
    Last winter was really bad, and I treated myself to thick pyjamas and dressing gown, and fur boots. Got them all on right now (its 2am), but I'm still freezing. It's probably warmer out in the street than it is here!
    Trouble with my house is that it is built for summer heat of 30 degrees C and above. It is not designed for living in, in winter. Its draughty and poorly insulated. I spent the evening in the kitchen, cooking tomorrow's dinner, just for a heat! But no its not in the minus temperatures like they have in Eastern Europe, but in a house without heating, its pretty unbearable.

  6. elle64 profile image85
    elle64posted 5 years ago

    Minus 14 here in Denmark at the moment. Ice and snow everywhere.The kids love it-and it is very pretty here, where i live.

  7. thooghun profile image81
    thooghunposted 5 years ago

    I've been snowboarding in Rome! It's been so fun.

  8. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Well there's a couple of inches of the white stuff here in Hertfordshire this morning - probably means no buses or trains LOL!  But it is very pretty and will go to the park to take photos.

    Compared to Eastern Europe we have gotten off very lightly - the pictures of the frozen sea are amazing, but hundreds of people have died of cold.

  9. EmpressFelicity profile image76
    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago

    We've got several inches of snow here in our corner of East Kent, which is quite unusual. Not going anywhere today LOL.

    Last week we spent two days without central heating because our old boiler died - looks as though we got it replaced just in time.

  10. Rain Defence profile image94
    Rain Defenceposted 5 years ago

    By sliding in the snow and having snowballs fights of course. I can't work monday now, but as I'm self employed it's not the end of the world, the only boss I have to make the excuse about not being able to work to is myself and I've already accepted my reasons!

  11. JKenny profile image95
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    It snowed for several hours last night in Birmingham, we ended up with about five inches. But today it's already starting to melt, its turned all slushy. Yuk.

  12. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Looks like there are no signs that the big freeze is letting up in Europe

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … S-40C.html

  13. WriteAngled profile image86
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Snow disappearing fast in the Rhondda.

  14. CASE1WORKER profile image73
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    It's nearly all gone here and we were digging in for the winter- thank goodness we have not sufferred like other parts

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You'll all be pleased as punch to know that, over nearly the entire U.S. the weather has been nearly a non-issue. Winter on the Oregon coast is almost over. Best one I've ever seen. Other places across the country are having the same experience. I think we're in deep doo-doo!

      1. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I thought that they had just had a huge snowstorm in Colorado?

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … homes.html

        It's currently -3 here in Herts, which isn't a shocker because it is winter and the next snow is forecast for Saturday apparently.  Heathrow shutting down for half-term holidays probably.

        1. Druid Dude profile image59
          Druid Dudeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          For them...that's a perfect weather pattern. Problem is total snowfall. I'm sure you would find that they are below normal. The rivers and streams are running at spring levels here...two months early. Saw a bumble bee today...robins never left. Crabbing boats have had their nicest winter ever, but the take in crab is dismal.

  15. AfricaResource profile image66
    AfricaResourceposted 5 years ago

    The weather has improved in the UK however there are still road issues due to the freezing conditions and Heathrow airport has only begun to operate at full capacity again! The rest of Europe appears to be much worse off!