The ‘Beast From the East’ has battered Britain over the past few days as heavy snow has fallen across the nation.
Thousands of people have had to deal with the nightmare of disrupted public transport as well as schools being closed and roads being a nightmare.
Sometimes, it’s all to much to bear, so here’s something which will cheer you up and make you laugh… If your face hasn’t frozen thanks to the damn snow.
Weather warnings are continually being released by the Met Office, keeping people updated across the country.
However, one of their warnings looks particularly disconcerting meaning it – of course – has gone viral on Twitter.
Sharing a picture of which areas of Britain will be hit by snow, certain regions were coloured yellow to indicate a ‘yellow weather warning’ which means day-to-day activities are likely to be disrupted.
It’s all quite official but some people just couldn’t help thinking the picture looked like something else:
Warning of yellow snow in what shape now? pic.twitter.com/gcuEt6m8hV
— David Rogers (@davidErogers) February 27, 2018
As you can see, a yellow snow dick has engulfed the UK. And if, as I suspect, that orange stuff moving up the shaft is spunk, it looks like the Faroe Islands might be copping a substantial amber load by mid-afternoon. Back to you Janet pic.twitter.com/JBxVMwclL4
— Jon Blyth (@disappointment) February 27, 2018
Although it’s all fun and games, the Met Office are being serious when it comes to their warnings.
The warning, which had a phallic-shape, was advising people to be safe in the dangerous conditions, which could also cause power cuts and affect mobile phone services.
If you were thinking of going out on Thursday, then you may want to think again as Storm Emma is due to hit, bringing with it lightning, blizzards and strong winds.
If you live in London, the southeast, the southwest, Wales or the Midlands, you’re likely to be the ones feeling her brunt.
The wild conditions are expected to arrive from the west coast of Portugal on Wednesday evening, meaning we expect winds of 50mph in the UK on Thursday and Friday.
A Met Office spokesman said:
There’s potential for a spell of heavy snow, accompanied by strong winds at first.
Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur.
Some rural communities could become cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.
Forecaster Alex Burkill added:
The Portuguese meteorological service has just named Storm Emma so the Met Office will now adopt that name.
It will move in from the southwest on Thursday before spreading northwards and eastwards bringing more snow across most of the country into Friday.
There’ll also be very strong winds and the potential for freezing rain and ice.
To keep up to date with the weather warnings for your area, please check the Met Office’s website.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.