I read on Snowmail the C4 news blog last night that the Jet Stream - the powerful high altitude fast airstream that usually crosses the top of Scotland has shifted a thousand miles south and is currently bordering Northern Spain - Vigo towards Bilbao. The Jet Stream is incredibly important to us in the UK, it gave us our renowned mild and temperate climate, not too hot and not too cold.
. The shift has meant that the UK has no protection or jet stream barrier against the freezing arctic north European winds and temperatures, hence the awful weather right now. I am lucky I live in London, but trust me it is bitter here (no settled snow)
But I am stuck in doors. Lets all hope is temporary as a permanent shift might mean I move 1000 miles south also.
Also did you hear the fabulous news that the UK has less than 72 hours gas supply right now? How scary is that , given we are so reliant on just in time imports? I am just so tired of our political leaders right now, they have no backbone whatsoever. JF Sort it Out !