When I woke this morning, it was because I felt cold and not because the sun was shining in the window.
I went for a wander around the house, discovering it was just coming up to 4.30am and confirming it was chilly inside.
In the kitchen, I checked the thermometer. The temperature inside was 10ºC, outside was -2ºC.
I looked again, checked the settings and confirmed it was indeed -2ºC outside.
After turning the central heating on, I went back to bed for another hour.
When I hopped out of bed at a more decent hour I went to the back door and looked out.
The first of the year, and in August.
Coming right at the end of a wet and cool spring and summer, it doesn’t bode well for winter that the temperature is already dipping below freezing.
- What a washout! It’s been the wettest summer for 100 years (mirror.co.uk)
- Garden birds struggling after poor British summer (guardian.co.uk)
- Wet summer could force rise in bread price (telegraph.co.uk)