Summer snow falls on summit of Snowdon

The summit of Snowdon under a white blanket of snow: it’s a picture postcard cliche. But if you thought this photograph was taken in the dark days of winter then think again. The wintry scene, at the Snowdon Mountain Railway’s terminus near Hafod Eryri, was photographed at 1300 BST on Friday – in the middle of June, days before the start of Wimbledon and just over a week before the summer solstice. Around the UK this week counties have been declaring drought conditions after one of warmest and driest springs in memory. Parts of Wales, too, have been experiencing very dry weather. No wonder, then, that there was an element of surprise among those working and walking at the top of Wales’ highest mountain. “It started hailing around lunchtime, then it snowed for about an hour,” said Jonathan Tyler, manager of Snowdon Mountain Railway’s visitor centre at the summit of the mountain. “It wasn’t cold, but people were arriving at the summit looking quite bemused. It was summer at the bottom of the mountain and winter at the top.”


We are reporting several stories today on “strange” weather. Christ told each of us how to recognize the end times by exampling the seasonal change, but if you knew the change correctly, then he could not arrive like a thief in the night. Therefore, perception will become distorted.

1 Thessalonians 5
‘The Day of the Lord
1 About the times and the seasons: brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. “