The Big Freeze is coming

winter

There’s been a lot of reports out recently suggesting that the UK is in for a pretty big freeze… the coldest for a century in fact!

We’ve been letting people know about how they can help prevent the big freeze affecting their companies not to mention potentially dangerous situations.

Here’s what the papers have been saying:

Winter 2014 set to be ‘coldest for century’ Britain faces ARCTIC FREEZE in just weeks

Heavy and persistent snow, freezing gales and sub-zero temperatures threaten to grind the country to a standstill for up to FIVE MONTHS, horrified long-range weather forecasters have warned. The impending bout of extreme weather will come as a shock and forecasters have warned Britons should not to be lulled into a false sense of security by the recent mild conditions. January is currently showing signs of temperatures hitting “record-breaking” lows meaning parts of the country could see the mercury plunge to -27C (-17F).
Sunday Express

 

National Grid warns of lower winter power capacity 

National Grid has warned that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns. Spare electricity capacity, which ran at about 5% over the winter months last year, would be nearer 4% this year, National Grid said. Three years ago the margin was 17%.
BBC

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