Winter arrives in Scotland

Snowfall as temperatures plummet.

28 Oct 2018 – Winter crashed in with one of the coldest October days for a decade yesterday.

Two inches of snow fell on higher ground and closed Highland roads as temperatures plunged to minus seven on Friday night and snow gates on the A939 between Cockbridge and Tomintoul, Moray were shut due to “heavy snowfall”.

It was the first significant snow in October since 2012, according to the Met Office.

The forecast is for raw winds until Tuesday.

According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

8 thoughts on “Winter arrives in Scotland”

  1. good. Finally a bunch of of snow articles!! Looks like we should be able to see a cold winter with above average snowfall for the Eastern US with lots of Nor’easters.

  2. No snow down in the South East but the change of wind direction sent the temperature way down from the previous weekend when people were in t-shirts at Lydden Hill circuit. Frost today and still the north wind.

  3. covering of snow this morning here in Highland Perthshire at 140 metres altitude, which is not unknown at this time of year, but is certainly not common. Snow before Halloween here is never a good sign.

  4. It is 3am on October 30th 2018 on the mild coast of Cardigan Bay, West Wales, UK. The thermometer in my car reads minus 2 Celsius.It is VERY unusual to have such a low temperature in October here on the coast of West Wales. I am 71 years old and have lived here all my life.
    I’m afraid a lot of UK growers are going to lose plants like cauliflowers tonight. They don’t expect frosts in October.

  5. The UK Press were prepared to write plenty about “global warming ” back in June/July in UK. Will they write about BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ……….AND HARD FROSTS…..IN OCTOBER NOW ????????

  6. Higher routes in Northumberland and County Durham were very tricky with 3-4 inches of snow on Saturday 27th morning.

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