Thursday, October 30, 2008

LONDON EXPERIENCES FIRST OCTOBER SNOW IN OVER 70 YEARS


It always makes me smile when I hear some of the thoughts people from other countries have about England. Many people have read some of the books by British classic novelist Charles Dickens, particularly “A Christmas Carol” and imagine London in particular, to be white in Wintertime and covered in a blanket of snow, just like a scene from one of Dickens’ novels. However you might be surprised to hear that snow is actually quite a rare occurrence in London, particularly in October. However the weather has been particularly cold this week, so cold that London experienced its first October snowfall since 1934. What's the betting we'll have a white Christmas!

Photo:- Courtesy of Sky News

2 comments:

Melissa said...

This I know to be true. In the three years I was there I remember snow falling only twice. Once was on my wedding day, November 21st. It was a surprising sight indeed.

Naomi said...

It was certainly a surprising sight when it appeared in October Melissa - the first October snow in over 70 years! Maybe it's something to do with global warming!