To think that the daily mail or the daily express constantly predicting snowamegdon is a bit ridiculous

(39 Posts)
ReallyTired Sat 16-Jan-16 01:48:30

Every few weeks one if these paper predicts something stupid like the worse winter in uk history. I know Scotland and the north of England have had snow, but it's been nothing out of the ordinary. As far as I know the scots and northern England have coped.

It had been a very wet and windy winter and certainly York and other areas has suffered badly from flooding. I don't think there has been exceptional amounts of snow yet.

Feeches Sat 16-Jan-16 08:10:43

YANBU. Even the Scottish press are at it. I'm not sure when "winter weather in winter" became newsworthy.

The floods were obviously newsworthy but a couple of cm of snow plus temperatures a couple of degrees below zero are most definitely not.

ReallyTired Sat 16-Jan-16 08:39:09

In the south east of England it's a bit frosty, but it's a sunny morning. No sign of Snowamegdon. It's all a bit disappointing.

Egosumquisum Sat 16-Jan-16 10:24:22

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BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 16-Jan-16 10:30:54

YANBU. It makes me laugh how many people fall for it though.

wasonthelist Sat 16-Jan-16 10:33:31

Yanbu (sort of) but both those rags are total shite full of lies, so its to be expected really.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 16-Jan-16 10:37:37

BBC weather are predicting 'disruptive snow' for where I am over the next couple of days though but then on the app it's wall to wall sunshine along with freezing temps. I'm guessing they're hedging their bets just in case the rain moving in falls as snow.

Egosumquisum Sat 16-Jan-16 10:43:22

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Birdsgottafly Sat 16-Jan-16 11:12:45

""The floods were obviously newsworthy but a couple of cm of snow plus temperatures a couple of degrees below zero are most definitely not""

It depends on what you mean by 'News Worthy', outside of the Weather Forcast, main reports don't have to report this.

However, our local news, here in Liverpool has been giving out the Numbers of Homeless Shelters that have been specifically opened for this cold snap. They've also been asking people to report anyone they see sleeping rough, because charity workers are going out, through the night, supplying and checking people.

It doesn't matter what warnings are given, you'll still get a good few out of condition, idiots, deciding on going for their first Hike etc.

NotDavidTennant Sat 16-Jan-16 11:19:54

I haven't seen a copy of the Express in a while, but I remember there was a point a few years ago were their headlines only contained three topics - the weather, house prices and Madeline McCann - and they seemed to just rotate them from day-to-day. Once in a wile to break the monotony they would put in a headline about Diana, but that was the only tiny bit of variety.

Which always lead me to the same simple question: who on Earth actually buys this crap?

dodobookends Sat 16-Jan-16 11:30:03

Don't worry - it won't be long before they are forecasting a scorching 'Barbecue Summer' and hosepipe bansgrin

gamerchick Sat 16-Jan-16 11:32:05

I liked that daily mash article. God help us if London gets snow... The world will end!

Feeches Sat 16-Jan-16 11:32:58

Oh I agree birds that there has to be awareness of cold weather, especially for the vulnerable but surely this is what local weather warnings are for? The national press hyping up every weather warning unnecessarily leads to the danger of people not taking them more seriously and then lives could be at risk.

You will indeed always get numpties who insist on climbing mountains in blizzards however.

BreakWindandFire Sat 16-Jan-16 11:34:43

Which always lead me to the same simple question: who on Earth actually buys this crap?

Racist Nans.

Egosumquisum Sat 16-Jan-16 11:38:00

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NotDavidTennant Sat 16-Jan-16 11:38:16

gringringrin

Paintedhandprints Sat 16-Jan-16 11:58:04

My mum reads it. She also votes tory. Even though shes working class and was until recently caring for my gran full time. Gran used to get the mail so it was a family tradition of racism. Mum has never ventured out of our small town and never been pn holiday abroad. It was a massive hoo haa when a cousin recently came out as gay. I was just hmm confused.

abbsismyhero Sat 16-Jan-16 12:13:02

saw a wonderful "headline" on facebook (sorry for the facebook reference) it said

WINTER SET TO LAST TILL SPRING!!!

im still not sure if they intended it as a scare headline or if they were being sarcastic but my reply is the same doesn't it fucking always? grin

ReallyTired Sun 17-Jan-16 08:11:11

Well.. Where I am we had a dusting of snow. It's not quite snowamegdon, it's not even enough to go sledging.

tobysmum77 Sun 17-Jan-16 08:15:41

Same here, it's still snowing a bit so the dc keep dashing to the window in the desperate hope it has miraculously doubled grin

QueenJuggler Sun 17-Jan-16 08:18:17

We've got a lot of snow here - we're in East Sussex, and high up in the forest. And its still falling hard. I think we've already got enough for a good sledge.

londonrach Sun 17-Jan-16 08:18:37

We had a light dusting too...not enough to build a snowman

Katenka Sun 17-Jan-16 08:25:54

We have about 6 inches. Ds is really happy. Enough for a snowman.

If do laugh at the headline that's predict the end of the world type snow, though.

LBOCS2 Sun 17-Jan-16 08:28:23

Apparently it sells papers, I read somewhere that sales increase by about 30% each time they have a snow headline.

topcat2014 Sun 17-Jan-16 08:28:34

Some nice pictures of Wales, Derbyshire etc in the DM though. Much more interesting than my S.West dampness I can see outside.

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