Gee, and to think…
It wasn’t that long ago that the junk scientists claimed Britain’s snowfalls will soon be a thing of that past.
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Today is officially the first day of spring – but it will bring little respite to freezing Britain as snow continues to fall, closing schools and causing chaos on the roads.
The country is on track to suffer its coldest March in more than 50 years as conservationists warned that the prolonged winter weather was damaging wildlife.
The unrelenting cold weather is showing no signs of slowing this week as snow continues to fall across the North…
…The last time March was so cold was in 1962, when the average temperature was 2.4C (36F) – or 4.1C below the norm.
Engineers have been hampered by snow-drifts up to 18ft high in some parts as they try to restore power to thousands of UK homes hit by the severe weather.
This follows record low UK temperatures in 2010.