Becoming Settled and Foggy

December 22, 2010

Weather Forecasts


Snowfall is expected to become less frequent over the next couple of days as an area of High Pressure develops across the United Kingdom, I’ll talk more about this in a moment but first our focus once again turns to South-Eastern areas. Through the course of Thursday strong North-East winds will blow heavy snow showers down into parts of Kent and East Sussex. These showers look like they could clump together giving more prolonged snow showers, accumulations of up to 10cm seem likely.

Then once again as we move through Christmas Eve Friday, although there is a lot of uncertainty about this we could see an area of heavy snowfall pushing up into the South-East associated with a Low Pressure system across France, if this does indeed happen significant snowfalls are likely once again across South-Eastern areas, however as I say, a lot of uncertainty about this system

Beyond that, High Pressure building across the United Kingdom through the Christmas weekend and into next week is likely to keep our temperatures cold, with once again very low night time temperatures expected,  Thanks to slightly warmer upper level air dense freezing fog will become our main problem, particularly across more Central areas.

There is some uncertainty as to how long this colder weather will last, some computer models are suggesting the Atlantic will eventually break down the High Pressure block around the 27th/28th December bringing in milder, wetter weather. Other computer models are insisting the Atlantic will lose, perhaps bringing slightly milder air into the extreme West and South-West for a time before the block strengthens and brings a renewed surge of cold, snowy weather as we move into the new year.

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3 Comments on “Becoming Settled and Foggy”

  1. Stuart Says:

    Well we may be back into the freezer. Something strange happened earlier today in Altnaharra. It was -18.5c at one momennt and an hour later it was -14c? I wounder if we will continue to see temperatures plummeting into the -20c area.

    Some forecasters are indicating the possibility of snow flurries on Christmas Day, but it should not apply to Glasgow. To me, a proper white christmas is when there is lying snow on the ground. Boxing Day looks likely to see a front from the atlantic meeting cold air (= snow) and the BBC are insisting that the cold may win. Certainly, this winter has already been a classic but to have another potent cold spell in January surely would put the Winter 2010/2011 into the same category as 1947, 1963.

    I do wounder whether we will see more winters like this in the future. Is this pattern we are seeing related to sun/Gulf Stream? And can we see more of this in the future. If so, our government should prepare for it. In my opinion, I think people should not make such a great fuss about snow. Most of continental Europe experiences worse conditions than this during a normal winter and I believe that getting some of the cold weather from Europe/Artirc is always a posibility. It’s winter, what do people expect. I would expect snow and we are never too far away from the cold. Where we live there is a fine divide between a mild winter and a very cold winter.

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  2. Stuart Says:

    The latest BBC forecast shows an area of light snow affecting quite a few parts of Scotland on Christmas Day. Looking Good.

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  3. Snow mad Says:

    Any ideas to when winter will return. Fed up already with this damp gray stuff

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