Snow could be on the way say forecasters (updated)

A little late for a white Christmas, but the prediction of snow will be welcomed by many

The prospect of snow on the Isle of Wight might fill some with joy and others with dread, but however you feel about it, weather forecasters are predicting that it may be heading to the UK over the weekend and next week.

Early birdsong
Those who are early risers, will’ve noticed that the mild start to the year has resulted in unexpected birdsong, as our feathered friends have been duped into thinking spring has arrived.

Their ideas of procreating will come to a halt as soon as the colder weather arrives, but you might want to consider putting extra food out for the birds if we see snow.

Forecasters at the Met Office say there is uncertainty about how long the cold weather will stay with us and exactly which areas of the UK will see snow.

Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “All parts of the UK will see cold weather setting in over the weekend. We can expect sleet and snow showers to affect eastern areas at times, but with a battle developing between the cold air in the east and mild air pushing in from the west, no one should be surprised to see sleet or snow over the weekend and next week.”

Update 12.41: The Met Office have now issued a Yellow Warning for rain, sleet, snow and ice from 6pm on Saturday night to 10am Sunday morning.

Image: Brambling under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 10th January, 2013 10:03am



Filed under: Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Snow, Top story, Weather

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