UK’s favourite pastime – predicting meteorological apocalypses

Indeed…

HODEL'S MADNESS

Those living in the UK will probably have already realised that we are just entering the ‘open season’ for Britain’s most favourite hobby – predicting that we are about to experience the worst winter weather on record (and possibly before then). With its own lexicon that includes terms like ‘polar vortex’, ‘weather/ arctic bomb’, ‘big freeze’,  and ‘chaos’, as well as its stock of pantomime characters (hapless rail companies, struggling pensioners, unprepared councils, heroic teams of gritters, snow-balling bobbies, and the plucky Brit (always white and middle-management) who manages to ski to work down the M4), we are regaled with doom laden scenarios of terrifying propensities in the same way that our predecessors were entertained by fireside ghost stories.

The Daily Express (with the Mail close behind) excel in this art. In fact their forecasts of savage winter blizzards are now as much part of autumn as falling leaves and…

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