You can see here that the UK is on the same latitude as Northern Labrador. Upon first look it should have the same climate. But luckily they have the Gulf Stream which normally bathes the whole place in warm tropical water.
But that was then. I said a while ago that the Arctic current would soon stop it's dalliance around Greenland and come straight down. You can see that. The cold water mixes with the warm water, and guess what? The current stops.
It's getting worse by the minute. And my fav. British tabloids are having great headlines. This amazing weather is all without an Iceland volcano. The British Warmies don't dare raise their heads now. They just hope the cold goes away. :)