Poor Weather? Take It Easy Man

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Poor Weather? Take It Easy Man - australia train summer heat1 - Getting Down Under Christmas, cold weather, consensus, hot days, northern europe, poor weather, WeatherSo I’ve been getting updates on email and Facebook from friends back in the UK and the general consensus of opinion seems to be that the snow was great over Christmas however everyone is kind of getting ‘over it’ now.

Looking on the BBC’s website today it looks like the severity of the bitterly cold weather is causing significant disruptions across the UK and much of Northern Europe with over 16 inches of snow being recorded in a 24 hour period in some places!

If it’s any consolation for those getting a little fed up, the weather down in Australia can cause problems to. I saw the attached poster on the train yesterday and it made me chuckle. So much so that I had to take a picture of it to share with our Getting Down Under readers.

For those who can’t read the writing on this poster (click images for larger versions) the text reads:

“Hey man, just to let you know when the temperature gets over 39 degrees we have to slow down. Because the tracks feel the heat too and sometimes they warp, you know. On the really hot days, like when it’s more than 41, they might warp a little more so we have to go slower just in case. Which means the timetable might be a bit out and you may not make your connecting bus or train. That’s a bummer we know. But don’t worry. There’ll be another along real soon”

Poor Weather? Take It Easy Man - australia train summer heat close - Getting Down Under Christmas, cold weather, consensus, hot days, northern europe, poor weather, Weather

 Cool man, or perhaps not so cool… Either way, not an excuse this Pom is used to but kudos to the advertising ‘dudes’ all the same.

Has the snow ‘up North’ been as bad as it appears to be on the news? Hope you guys are keeping wrapped up!

All the best

Regards

Mark



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    Hi Mark,

    I live in Blackpool and the snow has been pretty bad here but it has all cleared up now.

    In Manchester and Bolton, that’s where it’s the worst with temperatures reading colder that Scotland!

    It’s freezing!