Facebook now the Weather Channel

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You don’t need to look out of the window this morning because everyone on Facebook has done it for you.

With Britain languishing beneath a light sprinkling of snow, the Met office has been rendered entirely superfluous by every single person on your feed posting photos with the caption ‘OMG!’.

Human interest stories of the sort that used to be bread and butter to regional news programmes – like a cat or a toddler discovering frosty weather for the first time – are up to 40% of social media content today with the remainder being either complaints about getting to work or delight that the poster doesn’t have to try.

“When I woke up this morning I wondered what the weather was like outside, and to find out, I didn’t even have to get out of bed or open the curtains,” said social media habitue Simon Williams.

“A cursory glance at my phone told me everything I needed to know. Everyone on my friends list was mad-keen to tell me that I was going to have a shitty morning on the road to the station, and then on the train to work – if it was even running at all.

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“So I’ve posted the snowiest picture I could take to make it look like my house is ground zero from The Day After Tomorrow and explained that I’m just not going to be able to get to work today.

“I’d be worried my boss might not believe me, but he’s already done the same so I should be safe.”