Winter could make an early arrival in the UK this year. The first significant snowfall could happen as early as October. Experts predict that this upcoming winter could be the coldest that the UK has seen since the historic winter of 2010 and 2011. This winter is expected to be rough due in part to the low solar activity and cooler than normal Gulf Stream waters that have been brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. There is some uncertainty around this, but current models show that the UK can expect to be bundled up pretty tightly this winter.
- Long-term forecasts anticipate significant snow in Great Britain towards the end of October.
- Low-pressure systems from the Atlantic Ocean will contribute to early winter-like weather.
- The upcoming winter in Britain could rival that of 2010/11 and last year’s “Beast from the East.”
“Britain could be facing another record winter chiller with early long-range forecasts pointing to a repeat of last year’s Beast from the East.”