Maybe UKIPweather was right… Did same-sex marriage cause the #weatherbomb?
As same-sex couples up and down the country begin to convert their civil partnerships to marriage, there is one question secretly on everyone’s mind – did same-sex marriage cause the ‘weather bomb’?
After receiving Royal Assent last year, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act initially took effect on Saturday 29 March, and today was the first day on which couples already in civil partnerships could convert to marriage.
Contrary to the beliefs of former UKIP councillor David Silvester who claimed that “gay marriage caused storms”, the weather was nice on 29 March, and he appeared to be wrong.
But perhaps he may have been right, as the UK braces for extreme wind, rain and ice, with gusts of up to 80mph on the West coast.
Explosive cyclogenesis is known as a “weather bomb”, and refers to an instance when a storm intensifies as the pressure at its centre drops rapidly. This causes the extreme weather which has affected over 17,000 homes across in the past day.
The first same-sex marriages in Scotland take place on New Year’s Eve – brace yourselves.