The Devastating Effects of Global Warming: Snow Set to Fall in Scotland

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 at 8:18 am

Just a few weeks ago it was in the 90s in Scotland. Now, not so much.

Bitter Arctic winds could plunge parts of Britain into the coldest spell of August weather for almost a century.

Thermometers are set to plummet as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north – with two weeks of wet, windy and cold weather on the horizon.

There is even a chance of snow and sleet over the mountains of Scotland as it dips to near freezing overnight.

Government figures show the last time it was this cold in August was in 1919 when the mercury rose no higher than 8.9C for four days in Yorkshire and Cumbria.

 It is not expected to rise above 9C in parts of the north during the day all week with chilly winds making it feel much colder.

The Met Office said Loadpot Hill, in Cumbria, is unlikely to see a maximum daytime temperature of more than 8C on Thursday.

Forecasters blame an area of low pressure circling off the north of the UK for the cold and miserable week ahead.

Met Office spokeswoman Charlie Powell said: ‘The lowest daily maximum temperature we have is in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Shetland which was 8.9C in 1919. At the moment it looks like Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week will see temperatures in that bracket.’

All this terrible news is sure to drive depressed warmies into an even deeper funk.


3 Responses to “The Devastating Effects of Global Warming: Snow Set to Fall in Scotland”

  1. Tuerqas on 18/18/14 at 10:15 am

    No, no, NO! It is climate change, not global warming. Don’t you people listen? This is a change from the norm, right? BOOM! Climate change!

  2. William Teach on 18/18/14 at 10:20 am

    Wait, you’re forgetting that arctic blasts and early snow are caused by climate change, all because Someone Else drove a fossil fueled vehicle.

  3. Redwine on 19/19/14 at 3:36 am

    No, no, no … You’re ALL wrong. Haven’t you heard, it’s the polar vortex.
    Ugh. Climate stupidity.