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Gathering Winter Fuel

Cold snap looms across country - Scotsman.com News
Temperatures, which reached a mild 16C (61F) at Bournemouth Airport on Monday, were due to fall a few degrees everywhere during the day.
Andy Ratcliffe, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Today we will see cold air pushing across the UK. There will be rain showers, some heavy, in England and Wales, particularly in the afternoon.
"Colder air is coming behind them, and as we go into Tuesday night, it will be cold across the UK, with temperatures close to or below freezing, even down in southern England."


That was my winter fuel being delivered in the summer, bring it on!


Snow has fallen already in Germany and Poland. Bet you any money, that before the winter is out, we'll be extending our imports to grit for the roads. Funny thing, Finland doesn't have to import grit. But then, they've got a population much smaller than London, with correspondingly fewer roads.

Link gone, search |Cp;d Snap" does not seem to find article: but -


"... weather forecasters have been known to get it badly wrong with recent "oversights" including predictions of a "barbecue summer" in 2009 which turned out to be one of the wettest on record, and failing to predict last year's severe winter which left parts of the country immobilised."

I was wondering, do the English measure firewood in cords (4x4x8 feet) or by some other measurement?

For what it's worth, at my house we go through between two and three cords per winter.


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