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Siberian swans fly in early with an icy omen for winter... as forecasters say snow will be here by Friday
Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 10:04 AM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
One swan does not make a winter. But yesterday – as the first migrating Siberian swans arrived in Britain – the omens were not looking good.

The arrival each year of Bewick’s swans at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, traditionally marks the end of summer. The birds, which head south chased by Arctic winds, usually arrive in November to spend the winter in the UK.

But they touched down yesterday at dawn. So crank up your central heating and get out your thermals... because winter is about to bite.

Icy polar winds are to sweep across the country from tomorrow, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing and up to 2ins of snow forecast for parts of the north by the end of the week.

Millions will wake up to frost this week, but the worst of the weather will hit Scotland and North-east England.

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