With conditions “set to deteriorate quickly,” the chances of a white winter have picked up for the UK.
“Frequent cold and above-average snow levels will soon hit the UK and Ireland,” warns Long Range weather forecaster James Madden. “It is therefore a logical conclusion that snowfall or temperature records could be broken within this defined time frame, or for the winter as a whole.”
“We can expect to be hurled into the full throws (sic) of real winter within weeks.”
“Snow will continue to affect Scotland and become more widespread within this region as we head into next week, with an increasing possibility of snow to lower parts of the UK and Ireland,” says Madden.
“The remainder of December as a whole is likely to feature largely below-average temperatures, with deep widespread snow accumulations across many parts of the UK and Ireland.”