According to the BBC’s Weather page, snow has been forecast for Southend on Thursday evening from 6pm onwards.
At the time of writing this, ‘light snow’ is forecast at 6pm and 8pm, although it remains to be seen whether or not this forecast will still be in place in the hours to come.
According to the Met Office, there is currently a ‘Yellow Warning’ in place for snow and ice as far South as the northern part of Essex, so the BBC may be basing this forecast on alternative data.
Snow is always a very special event in Southend On Sea, and local photographers will be relishing the prospect of grabbing some iconic shots of the cliffs under a blanket of the white stuff.
If it is anything like the last few ‘snow events’ in the town, it will all be over in a few hours before the inevitable ‘slush fest’ that will terrorise the local bus operators.
At least local children (and big children) might get a brief window to get the sleds out of storage.
More importantly, if temperatures do drop any further this would be an ideal time to remember that the various homelessness organisations that operate in our town will need your kind donations more than ever.
One Love Soup Kitchen operates on Thursdays at the Hollybrook building site close to the town centre if you want to look them up on Facebook.
Let’s hope that the weather geniuses have it spot on this time …
If you want to get in the mood for a flurry or three, check out this (slightly rude) snow song from Southend News Network, sung by Annie Humphrey.
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DISCLAIMER: The Southend Bible cannot be held responsible for any shattered dreams of a day off work or an ‘early school finish.’ Fellow Old Southendians like the Editor know full well that SHSB only closes in the event of more than 14 feet of the white stuff, and even then it’s only for those living north of the River Crouch …