Another big freeze
Watch out for ice and snow if you are out and about in many parts of Cumbria or Northern England today.
There is a thick blanket of frost on the ground today in Whitehaven and I note that in many areas of Cumbria such as Keswick, the temperature is not forecast to rise above approximately zero degrees centigrade - e.g. freezing point - during the course of today.
POSTSCRIPT 1.45 PM
Very rare weather conditions this lunch time in Whitehaven - and I'm talking two or three times in a lifetime rare - with the combination of bright sunshine and significant amounts of snow.
The only previous time I can recall seeing such a thing was about thirty-six years ago while I was taking a history O-level paper and could see out of the window as bright subshine illuminated snow being blown around Verulamium Park and the Orchard at St Albans School.