Hooray

We’re going to have snow and sub-zero temperatures within the next few days according to recent weather reports.

With the big freeze covering the North American continent, it looks almost certain to hit Britain.

Though Britain doesn’t always have to do something just because America does (*cough* Iraq) the current weather systems suggest this could be a very cold winter indeed.

Today’s 7am temperature was -2°C, rising to 2°C by 9am.

Snow

Dartmoor’s usual snow smattering

Temperatures could potentially drop as low as -7°C, with local authorities and airports advised to prepare for the worst.

In 2010, Devon recorded some of its coldest temperatures, with official numbers averaging -16°C.

The view across the frozen rooftops of Plymouth this morning

The view across the frozen rooftops of Plymouth this morning

Exacta Weather professional, James Madden has also warned of a prolonged Polar Lockdown.

Third year students are shocked by the sudden plummet in temperatures, with many becoming acclimatised to the mild weather experienced in the last two winters.

Two Plymouth students freeze in the winter high

Two Plymouth students freeze in the winter high

Jenny, a third year Geographer said: “It’s making me less inclined to go to my morning lectures than usual.”

If anyone has an emergency related to the freezing temperatures, Plymouth City Council have developed the following contacts (all 0845 numbers have been removed due to extortionately high costs):