Saturday, December 18, 2010

Heavy snow hits London - traffic grinds to a halt and children are out to play

I am usually quite skeptical of the Met Office's prediction of London's weather. "Four inches of snow expected in London over the weekend and the entire country will be covered under a blanket of snow in the course of the next few days" the weather report said.

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Snow flakes started to descend in central London on Friday afternoon. Due to its low volume, the snow didn't get a chance to accumulate and there was nothing much of it on the ground other than muddy patches. The snow built up over night and by the next morning, there was a thin film covering the ground. Come late Saturday morning, the real deal finally arrived. We were having a late breakfast at S&M, when it occurred to me that other than a sleet of pure white, we couldn't see anything through the eatery's glass facade.

And boy, did it snow! The betting companies have already lowered the odds of having a white Christmas earlier. I suppose, the odds will tumble further after this. Parents were out with their kids in full force with their sleds and snowmen of various shapes and sizes could be found in open spaces all over London.

For a moment, I got a bit carried away, gathered a sizable snowball and lugged it at Wife. She wasn't pleased at all but felt fit to send a few volleys back. Well, here's a couple of shots for the London's first heavy snow in 2010.

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2 comments:

John said...

Nice post with excellent pictures. The pictures alone would make me want to go there, because they show how much character the place has!

Nora Din said...

My God!!! How I miss London!!! :(