Its currently -9 here which is 9 degrees colder than the met office says it is. Its supposed to drop from 0 to -5 at 9am. Given its already -9 on all 3 of my weather stations I'm anticipating a drop to at least -12.
Typically every school in the area is closed except ds because theyre trying to get them to the pantomime.
Seriously, if you live anywhere in the uk where it snows regularly get winter tyres - they grip better in ice and slush and heavy rain too. I now live in Sweden and the thought of trying to drive in snow on summer tyres is just 😱
I’ve just driven 90 mins to nursery and back in a foot of snow that’s not all been ploughed - possible only because of winter tyres. I think a lot of people still mistakenly think you need the spiked ones and you don’t. They look like regular tyres.
If it was up to me it’d be the law from Yorkshire upwards in winter. It’s lethal driving with summer tyres in snow.
I live over 300m up the side of a mountain, the nearest the gritter gets is 1/2 mile away, and we have been managing just fine this weekend, driving out for such mundane tasks as going to b&q to buy skirting board and the likes!
Our road has been the busiest I have ever known it over this weekend (prime sledging location), with cars parked on every verge.
I'm 32 weeks pregnant and have been managing to walk the dog/ play with the dog in garden everyday, without freezing to death or coming to any snow or ice related harm.
This morning I look at the news to find that one of the local high schools, down at sea level (where there was no snow) is closed due to ice...FFS!!
things have changed. I remember at primary school us all making a huge playground skating ring around the whole thing, with huge chains of kids tugging each other along. There was definitely at least one broken arm that I can remember but it was bloody awesome!