Snow Could Hit Britain This Month With Experts Warning It Might Go On All Winter
Snow is expected to hit Britain this month with forecasters saying that 'extreme cold weather events' could be on the horizon.
So it seems that even though we've just entered autumn, we're going to have to get used to slightly cooler climates because winter is making an early appearance.
Well, that's if Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden is making trustworthy predictions anyway because he told The Mirror: "October is now looking like it will turn out to be colder than average with more of a chance of something wintry setting in through the second half of the month.
"There is a strong chance of widespread frosts and the chance of snowfall which will set the scene for November."
It has been predicted that we could see the first bit of snowfall in 'the next few weeks' in Scotland, meaning that we may be on track for one of the coldest winters in years. Brilliant.
Mr Madden went on: "While these could start to make an impact within the next few weeks they will be particularly troublesome from December onwards.
"Snow events have been few and far between in recent years, but this winter is looking favourable to bring snow event after snow event as weather systems from the Atlantic clash with cold stagnated air over the UK."
He added: "The unusually cold weather will in part be due to a period of low solar activity. This is relevant as solar energy effects ocean currents including the Gulf Stream currents which have a knock-on effect on the jet stream, bringing cold air in the UK and bringing these weather patterns.
"Applying these factors to long-range weather indications can successfully allow us to identify cold weather patterns coming up.
"Similar methods have allowed us to identify some previous record-breaking cold weather events such as those seen in 2010 and 2013 when cold weather lasted into spring."
It has been predicted that this could be the first 'cold winter' since 2012 with Dr Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist of the Weather Company, telling The Mirror: "The first half of October looks quite cool, relative to normal, across Scandinavia and northern Europe, as atmospheric blocking in the North Atlantic forces cooler northerly flow.
"The recent blocking may be a harbinger of things to come this season, signalling that the first cold winter since 2012 is a distinct possibility in January and February, 2020.
"In the weather 'battle zone' between the cooler air to the north and warmer air to the south, we expect heavier-than-normal precipitation from the UK across northern Europe and southern Scandinavia, with drier-than-normal conditions across the far northern and southern tiers."
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