I know we moan about the weather all the time in this country. It’s what we do. It’s a way of forming conversation. Something we can talk about. We love headlines that ultimately just say:
Weather cold this winter.
Weather hot this summer.
Yesterday, after about a week or forecasting the snow came to the UK. It hit Maidstone at 18:00. The town ground to a slow crawl. It probably doubled the length of time for me to get home. But, I got home and there were no exciting events for me. Rather than the UK moan about:
Why aren’t we prepared for this? Why does everything go to shit when it snows, it doesn’t in Finland.
We need to accept that nowadays snow is a reasonably rare event, definitely in the south east. It’s a few days a year. We should EXPECT disruption and things to go to shit. It’s essentially a rare event.
Here’s the traffic from 18:30 last night:
A larger view of the SE.
Now on this map, apart from my favourite places, you can see the disruption. Here’s a larger view:
Lots of red roads which is indicative of severe disruption.
Now, the traffic an hour later:
And finally about 21:30.
Let’s hope everyone is safe.