There was more terrible news for the British economy tonight, when it was announced by numerous television weather forecasters that more than 50,000 snowmen jobs are to go this week.
The job losses are widespread, and no area of the country has escaped the turmoil. Snow hit Britain last weekend, but a combination of a rise in temperature, and marauding gangs of youths with no respect for other people's snowmen, has resulted in such a large number of casualties.
With warmer air coming down from the Arctic, and an area of low pressure moving across the country on Thursday and Friday, many snowmen are facing complete meltdown by the weekend.
Outlook: warmer, grim for snowmen.