Flock of geese may herald cold snap

British motorists who are planning to hit the roads in the coming days may find it important to take adequate precautions to handle possible challenging driving conditions following a warning that a cold weather front could be on its way.

It is also important to take out a comprehensivecar insurance policy, in case the worst should happen.

The latest cold snap warning from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) follows the sighting of 12 white-fronted geese at the charity's Pulborough Brooks nature reserve in West Sussex.

The migration of the birds from Greenland and Siberia to the UK tends to herald the onset of wintry weather.

Pete Hughes, the reserve's site manager, said: "Last year, we reported 115, the highest number on record for West Sussex, so we're wondering if we'll get a repeat performance this winter."

The migration of the birds to the UK usually takes place between October and March.

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