Britain braced for 40 hours of snow
Britain is braced for 40 hours of snow with icy winds as gas companies warn that tens of thousands of people will see their heating fail.
The lake in front of Castle Howard is now almost completely frozen over Photo: PA
By Hayley Dixon3:32PM GMT 17 Jan 2013
The entire country is due to be blanketed in white by 3pm tomorrow with huge swathes of the country expecting up to four inches of snow.
The Met Office has even warned thousands in South Wales not to leave their homes as up to a foot of snow could fall.
Snow will begin to fall at around 3am tomorrow morning in Wales, moving across the country to reach London around 9am. Snow showers and sleet will continue until around 6pm on Saturday.
The blizzards which will be attacking the country have brought with them warnings to motorists and pleas to look out for the vulnerable.
British Gas confirmed that boilers tend to fail when people need them the most.
Obviously the extreme cold we are now experiencing is part of the wild fluctuations cause by global warming. And, if it is unseasonably warm, that too is caused by global warming. In fact, any fluctuation is caused by global warming.