posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 02:24 PM
It looks like the area has had freaky weather in the past. I found this about it.
The British Isles do not experience extreme weather regularly. There have been several occasions where extreme weather events have occurred. In the
winter of 1982, for a few days parts of central and southern England experienced temperatures lower than central Europe and Moscow. In contrast, the
summers of 1975 and 1976 experienced temperatures as high as 35 °C (95 °F). It was so dry the country suffered drought and water shortages.
Extended periods of extreme weather, such as the drought of 1975–1976 and the very cold winters of 1946–1947, 1962–1963, 1978–79, 1981–1982
and 2009–2010, are often caused by blocking anti-cyclones which can persist several days or even weeks. In winter they can bring long periods of
cold dry weather and in summer long periods of hot dry weather.