Friday, December 31, 2010

Ice Floes the Size of Cars On British Shoreline! Global Warming to Continue - Pigs to Fly!

'Three children clamber over an icy landscape and gaze in awe at the desolate wasteland. As they look out to sea, ice floes the size of cars drift to shore - a sight more likely in Polar regions than the English seaside. But this is Cumbria, where sub-zero temperatures have frozen the surface of inshore waters.'

The rising sun reflected from the clouds on to the icy coast of the Solway Firth created a magical light. It shows how cold the weather has been, as salt water only begins to  freeze at −1.8°C (28.9°F).

Chunks of ice up to 20ft long and 3ft thick have been drifting in the Irish Sea after daytime temperatures fell as low as -8C.

An onlooker said: 'I couldn't believe my eyes, it just doesn't look real. I half expected to see a polar bear floating by.

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