If there’s one thing British people know how to talk about, it’s the weather. It being either too hot (rare) or too cold (common) gives us plenty to talk about, so imagine the surprise that shook Britain last night as Storm Aileen took hold.
With winds reaching up to 83mph in certain parts of the UK, there was nothing left to do other than take cover and wait for it to pass.
Weather warnings were issued and those travelling long distances were urged to consider staying inside.
So, with the majority of the population taking cover in their homes, the people of the UK took to Twitter to share their concerns.
— gingernut (@Mind_Phallus) September 13, 2017
— Francesca James (@FrankieJ4m3s) September 13, 2017
While some were genuinely concerned about the fate of their wheelie bins, others were quick to focus on the relatively minor effects of the storm, especially in comparison to other parts of the world.
They laughed when I sprayed our house name on the bins – they’re not laughing now! #StormAileen
— PtheP (@PtheP) September 13, 2017
— Marc_1892_MilesMM (@BEAN_HATER) September 13, 2017
Can’t wait to see the fight for who owns which recycling bin when I wake up #StormAileen
— Sam (@SamDavey22) September 13, 2017
— Edson (@leftcheats) September 13, 2017
Luckily, the Met Office predicts the storm will gradually fade over the next few days, bringing the country back to normality.
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