St Andrews spies snow

No-one needs telling that it snowed the night before last, even if it was just a light dusting akin to the sugar on those mince pies you’ve been pre-maturely scoffing […]


No-one needs telling that it snowed the night before last, even if it was just a light dusting akin to the sugar on those mince pies you’ve been pre-maturely scoffing (eh-hem, my flatmates.) It’s bigger news than “Merkozy” meeting yesterday to discuss the financial security of Europe. A quick look at the Met Office website shows a grey cloud with snowflakes forecasted for around 3am on the 7th. Yes folks, that means more snow tonight, blowing over from the West.  

This time last year the snow caused chaos for St Andrews students from abroad when hundreds of flights from Edinburgh airport were cancelled because of the weather. This year theweatheroutlook.com has forecast spells of snow in St Andrews around the 10th. With temperatures ranging from 3° to -6°C around the period when people are due to travel home for Winter Break – around the 17th – problems due to snow are unlikely according to meteorologists. 

The Fife area has a “yellow” warning at the moment for ice and snow – which requires people to “be aware” but not yet to “take action”. This can only mean that if you see yellow snow, be aware but do not take action. It was probably the Madras kids anyway… so put back those sleds, and finish those deadlines. 

 

Images: Ed Noel