I was going to do a post about drawing today but we have a big dump of snow happening. It was forecast as there was a sudden stratospheric warming above the North pole at the start of January. It’s called warming but it means that instead of 60 C degrees below freezing, it’s only 10. This causes all sorts of disruption to the polar vortex with the winds changing direction. This then affects the jet stream and in this case northern Britain gets a blast of icy Siberian air instead of the mild westerlies from across the Atlantic. (I think I’ve got that sort of right). There is a much more comprehensive explanation by a climate researcher here.
It is certainly very pretty and quite nice for a change, but we live on a hill and getting down our drive tomorrow morning might be an excitement too far. One way or another, we’ll cope though.