METEOROLOGISTS have confirmed that Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse, will happen later today.
Weather experts confirmed the event after reading up on Norse mythology, which describes extensive flooding followed by monster-based chaos.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Just when you thought things were calming down a bit weather-wise, a giant wolf is going to swallow the sun.
“Meanwhile Thor is to battle a world-girding serpent and the gates of Hell will open, its denizens spilling forth to wreak havoc on earth.
“Don’t travel unless absolutely necessary.”
Eleanor Shaw, from Leeds, said: “The Vikings predicted the Earth falling into the sea which is pretty much what’s happened to my nan’s house in Ironbridge.
“I’ll be staying in with a grab bag of Doritos and watching the action live on Ant & Dec’s Ragnarok.”
Slayer fan Wayne Hayes of Nottingham said: “There’s going to be dwarves fighting ice giants and a bone ship full of skeletons. Basically it’s the full on metal apocalypse depicted on all of my T-shirts.”