Worst storm in 30 years in Great Britain and France

“Death toll from frost in Europe rises to 55, city of Montpellier in the south of France paralysed,”says reader. “Nothing about this in the Dutch MSM, I have to get this information from an Argentina News Medium. Snow chaos in Europe is headline news over there, but not in Europe!”______________________

1 Mar 2018 – Chaos, extreme weather, polar temperatures, snowfall, ice a glacial wind in Britain and France, the worst storm in the last 30 years.

The thermometer remains below zero at least until Friday. There are four dead in Britain since the phenomenon began, two in France and 55 killed in the rest of Europe.

This morning the thermometer dropped to 12 below zero in Metz (France) and 10 below zero in Lyon.

At least 2,000 motorists spent the night on the closed A9 route in Montpelier, southern France. Another 400 were isolated in TVG trains, which could not advance dues to ice and snow on the tracks.

Schools, airports and public buildings are closed in Britain, France and Ireland in the face of the violence of the  Siberian climatic phenomenon.

Wales and London issue the first red alert of their meteorological history

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon asked peopole not to go out on the streets while Wales and London issued the first red alert of their meteorological history.

After an isolated night on the route, at least 2,000 vehicles remained blocked on the route of the French region of Herault…. entire families slept in their cars.

“I have been blocked since yesterday at 1:30 in the afternoon. I have two guys in the back seat. Since then we have only been able to advance 300 meters, “Anthony Jammont told the newspaper Ouest France, at 10 o’clock on Thursday morning. He left Marseille at noon on Wednesday to reach Niort. It is still blocked. He describes an “apocalyptic” situation between Montpellier and Narbonne. A dozen accidents and a turned-over truck…. The emergency services can not pass.

Montpellier, in the south of France, was placed on red alert all night and woke up with 20 cms (8 inches) of snow and 30 cm (12 inches) in surrounding areas. The city was paralyzed…. no trains, no trams, and all public buildings closed.

It snowed on the Ile de France and in Paris, where the streets are covered by ice and the mayor warns about the risk of falls and fractures.


Thanks to Argiris Diamantis in the Netherlands for this link

11 thoughts on “Worst storm in 30 years in Great Britain and France”

  1. ” “Nothing about this in the Dutch MSM, I have to get this information from an Argentina News Medium. ”

    What a sad state of affairs. I used to laugh at Pravda for being a state controlled propaganda mill but now the US media is just as bad as they ever where.

  2. The mainstream news media is controlled by just a handfull of ultra rich globalists. This is what happens when too much wealth becomes concentrated in too few hands.

  3. You may be interested in this little record breaker.

    Sub zero UK-CET mean temperatures for the last day of the meteorological winter (28th or 29th February)
    1783: -0.1
    1785: -3.8 <<<<<
    1786: -0.9
    1795: -1.0
    1796: -0.3
    1800: -0.2
    1816: -0.5
    1866: -3.2
    1875: -0.3
    1877: -1.0
    1881: -0.1
    1886: -0.3
    1904: -2.9
    1929: -1.7
    1946: -0.8
    1955: -2.3
    2018: -3.6 <<<<<

    February 28, 2018 unheard of mean temperature in 233 years.
    Data from https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html

  4. TRue, I checked french magazine Le Figaro, all the news are about Oscar show. But BBC mentioned about the worst storm in GB in 30 years.

  5. I understand that Thursday 1 March had the lowest daytime March temperature ever recorded in the U.K. with a maximum temperature of only 23f/- 5c at Tredegar in South Wales. Most of the country had maxima of -4c/25f. That sort of temperature as a maximum is rare in Britain even in winter. With gale force east winds the wind chill was well below -10/14f. In my experience this was a very rare day in my whole life when i have felt so cold outdoors

  6. This has exceeded the Winters of 2010 and in terms of snow depth, has exceeded the January snow of 1963, a memorable winter in Staffordshire. That winter displayed the same upper atmosphere disturbance in December and lasted until March, during a period of reduced EUV on the decline of SC19 and at the same time frame before the end of the cycle and the start of the SC20 reduced energy out cycle.
    However, Science tells us that the change over from benign warm to cold, wet, and very windy weather takes 10 years until the fossil record records the change. The modern Grand Solar minimum has been well under way since 2008.
    Dalton period weather events:
    1767 & 1768: From London on Thames, G H Birch, 1903 –
    In the beginning of the winters of 1767 and 1768 there were also severe frosts. The navigation of the river was completely stopped, while below bridge the damage done by the floating ice was enormous. Ships, barges and small craft were driven hither and thither; many were sunk and driven on shore, and a great number of human lives were sacrificed.
    1788: from The Thames and its Tributaries, Charles Mackay, 1840 –
    In the year 1788, however, the citizens of London had a complete revival of the ancient sports on the river. The frost set in on the 25th of November, 1788, and lasted with great severity for several weeks.
    GREAT FROST, 1814.
    The severest and most remarkable frost in England of late years, commenced in December, 1813, and generally called “the Great Frost in 1814”, was preceded by a great fog, which came on with the evening of the 27th of December, 1813.
    1814: from The Thames and its Tributaries, Charles Mackay, 1840 –
    The next great frost upon the Thames was in 1814. The following contemporary accounts of “The Annual Register”, and some others from Hone’s “Every Day Book”, will be read with interest.
    January 21st. [1814]
    February 2nd. [1814]
    The Thames this day presented a complete frost fair. The grand mall or walk extended from Blackfriars to London Bridge.

  7. Thank god for the internet!!! Just be aware that the same forces that control the MSM are working day and night to censor the internet. Google, Facebook and Twitter are doing all they can to remove conservative views under the guise of fake news.

  8. Freezing rain in southern England on Friday, caused havoc for the railways as the ice build up on the 3rd rail prevented the trains picking up enough power to run .. I was stuck in a train for 2 hours, the train had to return to an earlier station to allow the passengers to alight.

    • You wouldn’t think Network Rail have de-icing trains or that after a previous cold spell the 3rd rail is fitted with heating tape at some stations to allow the train to get moving. Once underway the ice is less of a problem. Still, at some point the UK will switch over to overhead lines as 3rd rail has reached its limit to deliver power.

  9. Please correct me if I’m wrong however, here in Scotland as far as I’m aware I think apart from testing a third rail system on a feasibility study in the early 60s electrified suburban lines are served by overhead cables and not the third rail system, as are both the West and East coast main lines. If it’s not an electrified line it’s diesel.

    And the main reason overheads? The in climate weather!

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