Blast of wintry weather to hit Britain…In August

Forecasters warn of ‘coldest August spell in a century’

Parts of Britain are getting an unexpected dose of winter weather as gale force winds send temperatures plunging.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern England and Scotland, with Ireland also likely to be affected by gusts which “would not be unusual in the autumn and winter”.

Met office spokesman Calum Maccoll said there could even be frost in parts of Scotland as temperatures approach zero later in the week.

Maybe even snow!

There is even a chance of snow and sleet over the mountains of Scotland as it dips to near freezing overnight.

Government figures show the last time it was this cold in August was in 1919 when the mercury rose no higher than 8.9C for four days in Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Forecasters said there is ‘not much to be optimistic about’ as temperatures look set to remain below average with spells of rain throughout the rest of August.

Thanks to Don Brown, Josh, Benjamin Napier and Caroline S. for these links

19 thoughts on “Blast of wintry weather to hit Britain…In August

    • On the other hand while watching the Weather Channel this morning; all I witnessed was the exceptionally hot and dry weather that’s invaded the US. Especially here in Texas and the high causing this is expected to build and remain for some time now.

  1. And the Warmist keep trying to tell us the cold summer is just local to the USA – only 2% of the Earth – HA HA HA

  2. Did anyone catch this report, courtesy of the SWARM satellite project?

    Earth’s Magnetic Field Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected – Changes measured by the Swarm satellite show that our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere

    The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is that Earth’s magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA’s Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia.

  3. While I believe that Global warming as presented is a load of tosh, I would check out the window if the right wing Tory Mail said the sun was comming up. A paper seriously to be taken with a pinch of salt.

  4. Temperatures are expected to fall to around 3C in rural parts of northern England tonight with the Scottish glens a degree or so lower. Looks like a ground frost, at least – in August!

  5. We have had a good spring and summer in Scotland, but since Bertha’s remains hit us, it’s definitely turned very autumnal. Some trees showing colour tinges already and a wee nip in the air, that makes a wee dram taste all the better.

  6. Out at 6 the last few mornings and this morning had my hands inside my jacket and getting a bit numb after walking 20 mins, it certainly was feeling cool. I reckon frost or very close to frost during the night. this is in West Scotland so very likely frosts up in the Highlands (where the haggis roam!).

  7. It wasn’t all that long ago that we were hearing about “the hottest August ever”.
    To be honest, I’m sick to death of meteorologists – none of them know what’s going on. It’s a multi-million pound con industry.

  8. New Article:
    Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

    Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a “super-cold” winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal.

    “Colder is just almost too familiar a term,” Editor Janice Stillman said. “Think of it as a refriger-nation.”

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