Blog28 September 2016

UK facing “four months of snow” according to forecasters

Despite record-breaking September temperatures across much of the country, weather experts have suggested a harsh winter is just around the corner – with prolonged periods of heavy snowfall imminent.

Seasonal storms are set to hit the UK in just six weeks, with widescale “whiteouts” expected until as late as February. This prediction is in stark contrast to recent winters, which have been comparatively mild.

Exacta Weather’s James Madden, explains: “Despite the much warmer than average but unsettled summer and the warm start to autumn, people should not be lulled into a false sense of security.”

“Throughout this winter we fully expect some quite potent wintry blasts from as early as November for the northern half of the country, and even the southern half of the country can expect some prolonged wintry weather at times.

“This does not dispel some large temperature swings to milder and potentially stormy weather conditions throughout this winter period, but we do expect less stormy weather conditions throughout this winter and in comparison to the last few winter periods.

“The bitter forecast comes amid predictions subtle changes in atmospheric pressure will open the floodgates to freezing air from the Arctic through the season.”

Fortunately, there is no need to panic just yet with current UK temperatures still around the mid-teens! But with October just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about making plans for the colder months of the year.

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