A warning of severe flooding in low lying areas was issued today as the heavy snowfall of the "Big Freeze" starts to thaw.
For beleaguered, battered, and bewildered Brits, such a scenario would be just the latest in a catalogue of ruinous events.
Householders in flood risk areas were today barricading their doorways with sandbags and loudly cursing their lot.
"It's been a right old year for us," grumbled Harold Worth of Chichester, West Sussex. "We had the summer heat and the flies, Susan bloody Boyle, the Jackson chappie popping his clogs, I'm a Celebrity, Strictly, Celebrity Big Brother, a new Doctor Who, blizzards, travel disruption, Jonathon Ross and Wogan throwing the towel in, and now we're going to have to cope with flooding. I despair, I really do."
Mr Worth, 96, then fell to his knees sobbing his heart out.
Which made us feel proud to be British.
More mayhem as we get it.