…one man's contribution to the Weeeeerly Wild World
When I checked the weather for tomorrow on the Isle of Anglesey where I live, I was confused by the presence of the weather warning symbol – it was to be a day of sunshine with winds relatively low (we’ve seen 50+mph over recent months).
I scrolled down the page to read the warning in detail and noted the warning that there was a possibility of slight snowfall on higher ground… “Yay!” I thought (I like snow), but then I wondered, “How much of this island is above 300m?”
It turns out: “none”…
Anglesey is a relatively low-lying island with hills spaced evenly over the north of the island. The highest six are:
I have politely informed the Met Office; perhaps they’ll correct me, in which case I will be somewhat embarrassed.
EDIT: – they replied promptly with:
“You are quite right in what you say but the warning covers a region rather than just Anglesey itself … Although it states that snow showers may fall ‘chiefly’ above 300m it doesn’t rule out any below 300m so the risk is still there. I hope this helps?”