Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring? "Must be that Global Warming".....Britain braced for weekend of severe disruption as flooding, heavy snowfall and blizzards wreak havoc

The streets of Newlyn, Cornwall (left) have been inundated with rainwater as 80 flood alerts were issued across the UK, mostly in the south-east and south-west. Intrepid dog walkers braved the snow in Sheffield (centre) this morning as more, up to eight inches, is expected to blanket everywhere north of the M4 corridor as the day progresses. Last night a 41-year-old woman and a teenage boy were rescued (right) by helicopter after becoming stranded more than 3,000ft up Mount Snowdon. Bitter gale force winds are also forecast to sweep across Britain creating blizzard-like conditions and plunging temperatures down to well below freezing.