An unnamed Westcountry woman claims she woke this morning to find she had had a good 8 inches during the night.
"It was quite something" she gasped "I have regularly had 2 or 3 inches and one night in 1983 I had 5 inched, but this was something else."
"My mother tells me that up to 1970 she regularly had 6 inches and once in 1963 an eye watering 12 inches.
According to her, in those days people considered this to be quite normal."
"Well not for me its not! It's impossible for me to get to work. 8 inches is really quite intimidating!"
A spokesperson for the Government in a statement this morning said "8 inches could well be the norm for the foreseeable future. We all must be prepared to show our 'grit', think of England and get on with it !!! It's the British way."