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UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow
falls in an hour


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24 Nov 08 - Severe weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for much of the south east of England, the east of England, the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with the freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall prompting fears of traffic chaos.

Entering Tibbenham, South Norfolk, 23 Nov 08
Photo credit: Liselle Edwards

Some 14cm (5.5 inches) of snow fell in Aberdeen between Saturday and Sunday. In Norfolk and Lincolnshire, up to fivecm (2.4 inches) fell in just one hour.

In rural Oxfordshire, the temperature sank to -21F (-6 C) overnight on Saturday.

Gales gusting at 50mph raged in the Irish Sea and fast ferry services between Holyhead and Dublin were cancelled.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/global/2008/11/24/noindex/snow.xml&source=EMC-exp_24112008

(snow photos of UK here: http://yourphotos.sky.com/ )
Thanks to Steven Woodcock for these links


 



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