Advanced Weather Warning Issued

January 14, 2013

Weather Forecasts

Valid: Friday 18th – Saturday 19th January 2013

Issued For: Heavy Snowfall


  • Cold continental air in place over the UK
  • Atlantic weather fronts moving into that cold air and stalling
  • Potential for significant snowfall

Forecast Detail:

uk-counties-mapDuring the course of this week high pressure developing over Scandinavia will push very cold air across the United Kingdom, this will have several days to become established and embedded down to the surface with widespread frost and for some, snow cover. During Friday an Atlantic weather system looks likely to push into Western and South-Western parts, perhaps effecting Northern Ireland too though I think the milder Atlantic air will probably have too much of an effect here, I have however included Northern Ireland in the early advisory because there is a chance this system could be placed further West.

As this weather front moves into the much colder air in place it will begin to turn to snow. The blocking area of high pressure is likely to slow or even stall the weather front which brings the potential for some significant and disruptive snowfall. Details at this stage remain uncertain with regards to the tracking and positioning of the weather system. We could find that the snow risk extends further East or doesn’t even move into the UK at all.

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6 Comments on “Advanced Weather Warning Issued”

  1. VIGNESH Says:

    We are in 2013 aren’t we?


  2. michael haydon Says:

    Well, been watching various forecasts over a number of days, from Danial’s and Met office, also reading up quite a bit on the SSW Warming, which I wonder if this is what caused the great Killer winter of 1963, long before Technology was able to learn about SSW’s, Although Peter Gibbs from BBC weather, gives a very short video on how SSW’s work, it is far to short to fully understand within a few minutes, how or why this SSW is created and how it really funnels down to affect our weather atmosphere.

    Interestingly the forecast the other day, for rain to fall on Western Coasts instead of rain was inaccurate. from early Sunday morning, flakes of snow, gathering in ever increasing numbers occurred for some hours, giving a light covering on our grassy Estate in Blackpool. Was only by next morning, the temps had risen sufficiently for it to turn back to rain.

    This new threat from the West Friday-Sunday against the very large Scandinavian high pressure, now firmly in place, could really give a belting to North West England including Coastal regions, cos have seen this set up before in early 90s, when Blackpool was under 5 inches of the stuff.

    There’s a frontal trough already trying to make inroads in South West Britain, which hasn’t a chance of getting within our shores, and it will be pushed back by the High pressure System. A lot of Forecasting about this weekends weather is being looked at with some concern. I notice for instance, Metcheck has Snow symbols for Blackpool, with heavy snow icons for all of the daylight hours. Normally Metcheck in the past, has always been wary of putting snow symbols into Coastal Town Forecasts. This suggests that the this area of precipitation, will probably stall much more west than the previous Fronts, if this does happen, then Western Areas, from Wales, up through Lancashire, Cumbria and parts of West Scotland could have its first major snow event for many years.


    • michael haydon Says:

      lol! Oh yes,I See Danial has been so excited about all this snow about, hes forgotten his headline should be is 2013 not 2012 :))



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