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Met Office crashes at mention of snow

Website buried in bandwidth blizzard

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Hot on the heels of the recent Southern Railway website debacle - where inclement weather provoked a rush of information-seeking commuters to the company's online information resource, thereby instantly derailing it - we're delighted to report that just the threat of some white stuff falling from the sky has buried the Met Office. The weather-botherers' site currently offers:

Web site unavailable

The Met Office web site is currently experiencing a high level of demand from visitors to the site. We are sorry for any inconvenience, please try again.

Yup, we now don't even need real crap weather to bring the UK to its knees - the mere mention of the word "snow" is enough to reduce the Blighty to anarchy and despair. For the record, the whisper on the street is that it may snow later. Or not. In either case, those of you intending to travel home by train later are advised to check on the status of your route by visiting your train operator's website... ®

Bootnote

Ta very much to Jamie MacDonald for the chilly tip-off.

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