After our incredibly wet winter, and then a burst of beautiful spring sunshine, followed by this week’s cold snap it is easy to get bogged down in current weather and forget about previous years. Perhaps some of you remember all too clearly that this was the scene from March 2013, where we were plunged into freezing temperatures that lasted for 4 weeks or more.
Here are some of the pictures from March 12th last year, kindly sent in by Peter Gay from Elham.
March 12th 2013, in East Kent. The last drifts melted on April 13 at Paddlesworth, 600ft above Folkestone, close to the Cat and Custard Pot pub, a favourite of the Battle of Britain Hurricane pilots at Hawkinge.
And for those wondering if we’ll see these kind of scenes in the next few days…then no, I don’t think so! It will feel chilly, but temperatures will still remain too high (7/8C) for us to get snow.
Perhaps we’ll have to wait until next year now…