Thursday, 26 January 2012

Cold Weather Warning??

Wednesday saw some mild air return as temperatures once again managed double figures. We had some reasonably sunny spells so it turned out to be a pretty good day for January.

The weather forecast for next week has two very different scenarios. One is for the weather to continue much in the same pattern with mild windy and sometimes wet weather. The second scenario is just the opposite with very cold weather taking over with severe frosts at night and the possibility of snow showers. I have a link to one of the American forecasting models and this has varied between the two scenarios over the last few days.
I grabbed this screen shot on Thursday morning and it’s definitely going for the cold option at the moment. The temperatures are in °F where anything in red is indicating 28°F down to 14°F. This particular forecast is for 06:00 on the 2nd February.  This winter it’s been rather unusual to have any red on the chart and we’ve maintained blues and purples for most of winter.

The chart below is the forecast for midday on Thursday 26th  which is more typical of the forecasts for this winter with virtually the whole of the UK swathed in blues.
As I said at first there are two scenarios and it’s possible that the mild and unsettled weather will continue into February but on the other hand..............


  1. I'd heard that cold weather was supposed to arrive at the weekend. I suppose it's got to happen sometime.

  2. I'm hoping it's wrong and the mild weather continues.

  3. This cold snap might be with us for a week or more if the forecast model turns out to be correct.


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