The excitement over London’s sprinkling of snow has left northerners, Scots and anyone who has been living with up to a foot of snow for weeks deeply unimpressed.
Mild panic about predicted transport chaos in the capital rapidly faded into a vague sense of disappointment as everyone realised they would still be able to get into work.
Thousands of people took to social media to post pictures and videos of the dusting, which was barely enough to cover the grass in most places.
As the #Londonsnow hashtag continued to trend on Twitter today, non-Londoners pointed out that they had far more snow for far longer.
“London stop complaining about your bloody snow,” wrote one Scot, tweeting a picture of several inches of snow.
“We've got all this in the past 40 mins and we are still alive!” she added.
London stop complaining about your bloody snow! We've got all this in the past 40 mins and we are still alive! pic.twitter.com/mitd5EXkAo— Vicki clark (@vickiclark18) February 3, 2015
An outdoor clothing stockist lamented that Sheffield had snow “before it was mainstream” and a Yorkshire councillor said London’s snowfall was “nothing” compared to what Calderdale gets.
UK weather in pictures: Snow blankets Britain
UK weather in pictures: Snow blankets Britain
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A deserted Goathland Station as blizzard sweeps through North Yorkshire
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A car gets stuck in the snow in Goathland, North Yorkshire
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Snow outside the Houses of Parliament in London
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The sun breaks through the clouds over a snow covered Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
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A man jogs through light snow in St James' Park, London
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Heavy snow on a car in Farncombe, Surrey
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People walking in the heavy snow that fell overnight in the Strathclyde region on January 29, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland.
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A horse stands in the snow in Langley
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A woman walks over the bridge covered in snow, in Langley
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The sun rises behind the Victora Tower on a snow covered Castle Hill in Huddersfield
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A stranded motorist makes his way over Dundrod on 29 January, in Northern Ireland
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Motorists make their way over Hannahstown Hill, near Belfast
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It's all good fun if you're off school
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Hector, a Spanish Water Dog, chasing a ball in the snow in Belfast
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A car in the snow near Worrall, South Yorkshire, as Britons were warned to brace themselves for fresh disruption today
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The sunrise over the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, on 30 January
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A horse stands against the sleet and snow on January 29, 2015 in Belfast
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Snow ploughs have had their work cut out in Northern Ireland
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A snow covered Durham Cathedral
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Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport covered in a blanket of snow which has closed the airport, as schools, transport and mobile phone signals were disrupted after heavy snow hit parts of the country
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Tractors clear the snow from the runways at Manchester Airport's Terminal 1
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A cyclist makes his way through a blizzard in Durham
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Snow Blizzards on the A9 road near Blackford, Perthshire as snow blizzards sweep across the country
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Cars make their way through the snow in the Loxley area of Sheffield
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Snow covered graves at St Joseph's Church in west Belfast, as an orange weather alert is announced in Northern Ireland
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A snow covered farm near Crook
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A walker braves the bitter weather at Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Cars covered in snow at the car park at Manchester Airport's Terminal 1
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A general view of Bradford and the surrounding hills covered in snow, following heavy snow showers
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Children play in the snow in the grounds of Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland
While life in London continued untroubled today, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have seen airports closed, roads shut, cars abandoned and children told not to go to school.
For comparison, here are some pictures of the snow in London and the rest of the UK.
Cars in the snow
Walking in the snow
Jogging in the snow
Roads in the snow
A 'covering of snow'
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