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Queue to visit Queen’s coffin now has its own weather forecast

Callum Jones

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Queue to visit Queen’s coffin now has its own weather forecast

In the UK, I think it is fair to say that two of our favourite things are queuing and talking about the weather.

What if I told you that the two of them have combined and you can now see the weather of a queue you are standing in?

Of course, the reason for the union of these favourite British pastimes is a very sad one as people continue to flock to the capital to visit the Queen's coffin.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

So, as people prepare to spend an entire day standing in line, the helpful weather boffins at the BBC tweeted the temperature specifically for queue.

That was fairly mild compared to the other locations listed in the weather update, with Benson in Oxfordshire recording just a temperature of 1°C and Shap in Cumbria below zero.

At just before 7am this morning (17 September) the temperature for people standing in the long queue was 7°C.

People on social media have been reacting to the bizarre weather report, one said: "It's things like this that make the United Kingdom a world leading power and, in no way, anything to be mocked."

A second jokingly added: "They don't have London there but fortunately I live minutes away from the queue so I can find out the weather where I live too. Unless it has its own weather?"

Since the general public were allowed to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen from Wednesday evening, many unusual stories have come to light.

Football legend David Beckham joined the lengthy queue at 2am in the morning with thousands of people to pay his respects.

Becks was only noticed by media in the queue on the home stretch to Westminster Hall and spoke to BBC News: "We all want to be here together, we all want to experience something where we celebrate the amazing life of our Queen.

"I think something like this today is meant to be shared together so the fact that we've been here, we're eating Pringles, we're eating sherbet lemons, we're eating sandwiches, having coffee, doughnuts.."

David Beckham queued with the general public for over 12 hours to pay his respects to the Queen. Credit: ITV News/YouTube
David Beckham queued with the general public for over 12 hours to pay his respects to the Queen. Credit: ITV News/YouTube

Meanwhile, a man went to extraordinary lengths to get a close-up of the Queen's coffin as he allegedly pushed a seven-year-old out of the way while mourners payed their respects.

In footage from the incident, the police quickly tackle the man to the ground and he gets arrested.

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Another story saw a woman in Edinburgh reveal that she went round to see the Queen's coffin seven times when she was lying in state at St Giles Cathedral.

As the time runs out for the general public to pay respects to the late Queen before Monday's (19 September) state funeral, it would not be surprising if more weird stories unfold.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: The Queen, UK News, Weather

Callum Jones
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