Hats and scarves are being left all over city centres for people to take if they’re cold in an extraordinary display of compassion and John Bull spirit.
Volunteers across the country are leaving cosy items on posts and railings in case cold passersby are in need of warm clothing.
Items usually have a label with a written attachment explaining the clothes are for anyone in need and not just lost or forgotten.
The movement is part of the Keep Bristol Warm project.
Was rushing through Bristol to get home and out of the cold when I saw the street in front of me was filled with hats, gloves and scarves for those who don’t have a home to rush to. Each with a label: “I am not lost. If you need me take me.” Overwhelmed. #kbw #keepbristolwarm pic.twitter.com/RbgItMHBKp
— Sophie Smith-Holland (@SSmithHolland) February 25, 2018
Brits have received warnings to get home as early as possible tonight as a snow blizzard is set to batter the UK.
The so-called ‘Beast from the East’ is set to generate four days of snow, with temperatures set to drop to as low as -15°C in certain areas of the country.
Train operators Southeastern and Great Northern urged their customers to get home early Monday, ideally before 6pm, amid fears that severe weather conditions would shut down transport.
— Hels bells (@Hels83Hot) February 25, 2018
Rail operator Southeastern said in a statement on Twitter:
Temperatures are falling over the coming week, with snow expected in the South East from Monday.
We are working closely with Network Rail to keep the rail network open, and will be running a full service on Monday morning.
With heavier snow expected from 6pm on Monday, services may be disrupted. We advise you to check before you travel and allow additional time for your journey.
We recommend that where you can, you should complete your evening journey before 6pm to avoid possible disruption.
❄️ – Services are running as normal this morning however disruption is expected this evening, especially to services to Cambridge and King's Lynn.
— Great Northern (@GNRailUK) February 26, 2018
The Met Office has put in place amber warnings for the East Midlands, East of England, North East, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber on Tuesday (February 27) with rising concerns over the impact of snow.Three other yellow weather warnings are in place from today, (February 26) to Wednesday, (February 28) across the UK and the Met Office are reporting the weather will bring with it risk to human life.
Wednesday and Thursday are set to be the coldest days with temperatures dropping to the double-minus figures overnight.
It’s nice to know there’s some decent folk left on the globe.