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.
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.
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.
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):
- Highways Agency: 0300 123 5000
- Western Power (Electricity): 0800 365900
- Gas: If you smell gas call the National Grid UK Gas Emergency helpline 0800 111999. Please contact your supplier for general inquiries.