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Beast from the East roared mainly in the west




by Webmaster, 5th March 2018

Ignore the headlines. Wales saw the biggest snowfall as hysteria from Siberia swept across Britain

Reports of stranded train passengers in Hampshire, tales of trapped motorists in Manchester and images of London more often associated with Richard Curtis movies may have lead you to believe that England bore the brunt of the unseasonal start to spring. But Met Office statistics have revealed that Wales saw the biggest snowfall in Britain, matching that of Scotland.

Some 41cm of the white stuff fell on the north of England, while the south-west witnessed a rare 20cm of snowfall. The south-east, by comparison, could claim only 11cm - less than a quarter of that which fell on both Wales and Scotland, where the figure was 49cm. To be fair, the south-east shivered with the lowest temperatures of anywhere in Britain, plunging to -11.7C at one stage.

One thing's for sure, however. It all made for some great photo opportunities!

Pictured above, roads in Llansilin, Powys, were impassable even on foot Scroll down for more images.

 

The writing was on the wall before the snow came, as these icicles on the cliff edges around Lake Vyrnwy in Powys demonstrated

 

Just days later, this was the scene on the road to the Lake...

 

Even the smallest of waterfalls became stunning ice sculptures

 

In Herefordshire, the River Wye froze over for the first time in living memory for many residents

 

Huddling together was one way of keeping warm...

 

But it was slow progress in the drifts, as Willow the dog proved

 

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