14th January - Today's News: First Snow in Evesham for 22 Months
After nearly 22 months the snow drought is over in Evesham with a light dusting on cars and roofs this morning. Not quite as much as some other places though as Britain hit by thundersnow and mini-tornadoes whilst snow causes closure of more than 100 schools in Northern Ireland and in Scotland, where some places now have up to a foot of lying snow, snow causing further disruption. All very normal for January, of course. There are also reports that a 'tornado' flattens garage after striking Harrow in 'scene frm Wizard of Oz' though it is suspected it was straight line wind damage of an already fagile building, and not a tornado. And in Eire, there is weather chaos - standstill at country's busiest train station after overnight snow. Tonight it is expected to turn wet and windy across much of the country, before more wintery showers over the weekend.
Storm stands ferry for over 24 hours off Bergen