Snow again! Record lows in the UK for over 50 years

Florida – 25 degrees.  Sunny.

Reading – freezing.  Snow.

As more snow hits the UK for one of the coldest March months in over 50 years, I take a look at the weather in Florida and see it’s hit 25 degrees Celcius and is rising.  Most of the UK is covered in a blanket of snow.  It’s almost April and I have no idea what’s going on with our weather.

Snow in Reading

Snow in Reading

Further north, drifting snow makes an appearance in Yorkshire, high up in the Pennines:

snow in yorkshire

Snow in yorkshire

In other parts of the UK properties in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and north-east Wales lack power, as do more than 200 in west Cumbria: Power problems remain after severe weather cuts supplies, more here:

No wonder everyone wants to get away and book our villa in Tuscan Ridge, Florida!  I think in 2014 Donna and I will book a Florida getaway in March, to escape the weather in the UK.  This is what we are talking about:

Snow Weather Warning

ICE in southeast England, East Anglia, The Midlands, mid and north Midlands, northern England, southern Scotland and eastern parts of Northern Ireland.

Lying snow in many areas will melt on roads and pavements by day, refreezing by night to give icy patches. Also, snow blowing off fields in strong to gale force winds will affect some roads throughout Sunday and Sunday night, especially over high ground.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel due to icy patches and snow blowing back onto roads.

Meanwhile in Florida

Mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Get away from the freezing cold with a trip to our Florida Villa rental

Cold? It’s not just the residents of the North of North America that want to escape the freezing temperatures and head south into the warmth of Orlando. Here in the UK it’s been snowing for several days now, and I’m not looking forward to a week of commuting into London and fighting the delayed trains and cold weather.  Much better to be sunning yourself in Florida at out villa, relaxing with the pool heating on and spending the day in the spa / jacuzzi.

The chaos continues over the UK. Drivers don’t use snow tyres so roads become blocked, trains can’t cope, and everyone seems to rush out to panic buy milk and bread.  This happens whenever it snows.  Still, it’s been a nice weekend lazing at home and going out for the occasional walk in the snow with our son, despite the cold.

As an aside, we’re about to buy some new linen and freshen up the villa for 2013.  Fingers crossed that out potential renters will be impressed with the accommodation!

Current weather forecast for Davenport / Kissimmee?  75F or 23C and bright sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Jealous?  Tempted? Cold?


Rowan and Dave in the freezing UK weather