UK weather forecasters are admitting they failed to see widespread snow storms that recently hit Britain, according to a Telegraph article.
Even when the full extent of the threat was realised, flaws in the Met Office’s bad weather warning system meant that the public were not adequately informed, officials said. The system will now be reviewed.
Thousands of Britons endured nightmare journeys to work after waking up to several inches of snow despite reassurances that their regions would escape the worst of the latest flurries.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Heathrow, Gatwick and regional airports, while schools that had only just reopened were again forced to shut their doors.
Accident and emergency departments reported "unprecedented" numbers of patients, many suffering suspected fractures after slipping on ice.
Read the rest of the article at the Telegraph.