General Chat Thread, Ice age in General; I was telling my sister, who lives in Geneva, how cold it had been recently. She told me how the ...
6th February 2012, 01:50 PM #1
I was telling my sister, who lives in Geneva, how cold it had been recently. She told me how the temparature over there had fallen to -23degC. Here are some pictures of cars parked by the lake after the wind had whipped up the water over the wall.
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6th February 2012, 01:52 PM #2
6th February 2012, 01:54 PM #3
Bigger ice scraper needed!
6th February 2012, 02:07 PM #4
Where is my flamethrower?
6th February 2012, 02:38 PM #5
This pic is always flying round the 'net aswell and always attributed to america, i KNEW it was lake geneva, i'd recognise those trees anywhere
13th February 2012, 08:38 AM #6
here is Russia we have -29 today. Some people say its unusual, but I believe it is normal temperature for our region (Volga area), so nothing special. Of course its very unpleasant, freezing cold and children dont go to school hehe
13th February 2012, 10:56 AM #7
Always makes me laugh when we complain about the weather in the UK, then we sit back and watch shows like Ice Road truckers where they talk about -40 temperatures etc...
Sure, its been cold for us in the UK, but it is nothing really compared to other countries.
But we do like to whinge about the weather, it is 'quintessentially British'.
13th February 2012, 02:43 PM #8
Those furriners might think they're tough, surviving -60C, but let's see them stick out 7 1/2 months of drizzle a year without going stir crazy.
Originally Posted by localzuk
13th February 2012, 03:59 PM #9
The reason we can't cope and complain is because it is out of the ordinary.
The countries that carry on regardless do so because they experience adverse weather conditions routinely
However, yes, as Britons, we are especially good about moaning about the weather.
13th February 2012, 04:03 PM #10
Yes, its out of the ordinary, but it doesn't really have a huge effect on the country... What difference does it make to the country if we hit -4 or -10? Not much really.
Originally Posted by Greenbeast
13th February 2012, 04:14 PM #11
I was more referring to the ice and snow that is caused by such temperature
13th February 2012, 04:20 PM #12
And how it only take about 3 flakes to bring the entirity of the UK's rail system to a grinding halt?
Originally Posted by Greenbeast
13th February 2012, 04:21 PM #13
See, this is my point. The amount of snow we've had this year isn't out of the ordinary. It is in fact quite low. We've had a sprinkling in the south west, and a sprinkling in London, the only places that got it heavily are the usual spots where they get it every year.
Originally Posted by Gatt
Yet, Heathrow cancelled flights, and the media made out that the apocalypse had arrived...
13th February 2012, 04:26 PM #14
But we don't get it for weeks and months on end.
If the goverment/councils spent millions on infrastructure to cope with 2-3 days of snow a year the taxpayers would have something to say about it.
13th February 2012, 04:28 PM #15
- Rep Power
Hmm I wonder if those cars would still be drivable? Surely that amount of ice and water when melting must cause some havoc with some cars?
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