Ambulances are blaring all day in Bulgaria with hundreds of heat stroke cases and at least six heat-related fatalities in Sofia alone. Incredible HEAT INDEX in Bulgaria some places as high as 58 °C. It's an oven outside it hurts to breathe such hot air. Metal railings and metal objects impossible to touch and will destroy skin in seconds. Fires reported. Corn fileds ignited in Northern Bulgaria. Air conditioning in trains, buses and supermarkers unable to cool down the air. No people outside streets are deserted.
The Middle Atlantic states of the U.S.A. are in the lower 40s today but are expected to get warmer every day now until we reach 56 this Wednesday. There must have been years when we'd had our first blizzard by now, but I think that was decades ago. I'm happy with climate change as long as it's a warming trend.
People think that Northeast England has a lot of snow, but actually these days at low levels it's not that common - at least within the urban heat islands. I'd say where I live (90m above sea level, urban fringe) the majority of winters have only a day or so of lying snow, some winters there's hardly even any frost. So up to say 200m and it's a very different story - so often the low ground is just on the freezing level, just a little extra height and you're into heavy snow and with the wet air rising up the hills from the North Sea I do mean heavy.