Friday, October 13, 2006

The Iceman Cometh ?

It's a warm and sunny day in London and the weekend is forecast to be good too.

Spare a thought then for the residents of Buffalo, New York. Winter really has arrived there with heavy snows.

London is very much a Northern City in world term- 51 degrees North compared to 40 degrees North for New York and 43 degrees North for Toronto. However we normally benefit from a mild gulf stream which means winters are rarely severe. Although snow is still possible here, but much less so than the 1700s when festivals and bonfires were held on the frozen Thames.

As it still feels like summer, I wonder at the snow in more southerly Buffalo and value the last days of summer a little more in case the ice man does indeed cometh.........

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