Chilly Britain Colder Than Arctic AND Antarctic
SUB-ZERO temperatures prompted panic buying across Britain yesterday – and made the SEA freeze.
Drivers filled up with petrol and supermarket shelves were cleared of bread, milk, tinned food and soup as worried shoppers stocked up.
Meanwhile, boats lay trapped in ice in Poole Harbour off Sandbanks, Dorset – one of the UK’s most exclusive areas.
Last night was the chilliest yet of the winter as the mercury fell to -12.4°C (9°F) in South Newington, Oxfordshire – colder than the Arctic and Antarctic.
Snow began to sweep the country and most parts were expected to wake this morning to a white blanket of up to 15cm (6ins). It reached London last night, and a third of today’s flights at Heathrow are expected to be cancelled ...Full piece, People, 5/02/12.
And one of those panic buying was me. I stocked up on the 'essentials' on Friday and Sat. LOL. It's just that I hate going out in the snow, so best be prepared.