The Coldest Winter for 1000 years is coming! Well at least to the north western parts of Russia according to their media.

I have been doing some research to try and back up my winter snow prediction and I came across this:

Russia is getting emergency plans under way to cope with what they are expecting to be “the worst winter in 1000 years”. Quite a scary concept, most people would consider a Russian Winter to be a cold one, but the fact the are planning for something worse than usual really is mind boggling, according to Russia Today, prolonged spells of temperatures below -25 Celsius are to be expected. Now that is cold, isn’t it? At that temperature, engines will break when they are started unless they are warmed first, water pipes will be frozen solid, the demand for energy will be so high to because everyone is trying to keep their houses from freezing!

Prepare for Winter

How do the Russians keep warm in winter anyway? Well the big difference between here and there is that they are prepared, with proper winter clothes and equipment. When its -25C its important to keep your body covered, especially your head, hands and feet. Keeping them warm is number one. The Russians are famed for their Russian fur hats with cosy ear flaps, also known as “Ushankas“ and their military coats. Most will have some kind of snow boots too to help them walk in the ice and snow safely.

So what does this have you thinking? Will the cold reach us here in the UK? So far I’m thinking yes!

Originally posted 2010-11-18 11:28:34.