Thursday, January 12, 2017
Today was a day when the British weather reminded me of the late Sid James ...
Yesterday there was some pretty vile weather in West Cumbria - I got soaked and scratched by a hailstorm while delivering literature - but at one stage today despite warnings of snow and reports of bad conditions inland it was actually quite mild in the Whitehaven and Egremont area and I made the mistake of telling a colleague on the phone that so far we had escaped the worst of it.
If I believed in such things I would be convinced that some spiteful weather imp must have heard me. Shortly before 4pm there was a massive hailstorm in which the hail settled for a while like snow. There was enough ice on the roads that it became impossible for a typical car to climb some of the steeper roads in Whitehaven.