It's going to get very cold, quite soon - are you prepared? Watch
If a single snowflake falls, all schools will immediately close.
This amounts to a national tradition now. However, there is always one holdout school (generally somewhere mad like mid-Wales or the Cairngorms) that insists on staying open, even though the kids have to be dug out from snowdrifts in the playground.
I think it was meant as an attempt to lighten people's moods on a gloomy day. Sorry if it didn't work for you as a conversation piece.
Plus I just like talking about the weather.
Well we will have the usual comments from the great British public...
"pah call this WINTER its disgraceful how everyone overreacts to a bit of snow and cold, they don't complain in Sweden/Canada/Russia do they"
and then when the heating bill comes in
"we have to face the choice of EATING or HEATING the government should do MORE TO HELP US"
Hopefully David Cameron will tell you all to stop moaning, get to work like you should, and put a jumper on if you feel cold