We realized early on that local news and weather forecasts are not done here. A Scottish news report is limited to about an hour on the UK news station. We're pretty sure they don't try to do local weather because it's pretty much pointless; the weather changes all the time. The newspaper said to get ready for a blizzard, while the internet said a rain/snow mix.
One thing doesn't change from one country to another: kids hoping and praying for enough snow for school to be canceled.