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Is Britain Braced For Worst Winter In 100 Years?

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They are right, 1947 was a bad one for sure ... Can't believe these newspaper predictions though - best to rely on the weather stone ...

The Met Office has warned against long-term predictions but some scientists say the signs point to ice, snow and Arctic winds hitting the UK next month. Britain could be bracing itself for what could be the coldest winter for 100 years.That's the claim of some weather experts as many parts of the UK woke up to a icy pinch in the air this morning.

So dust off the winter woolies, stock the cupboards with food and put a spade in the boot of the car – just in case. Because while we might have enjoyed an unusually mild autumn, some scientists claim we should prepare for a freezing winter – predicting record low temperatures, Arctic blizzards and icy gales that could cripple the country. And snow could hit parts of Britain in a matter of days, with many forecasters predicting the white stuff to arrive in November. It comes just after the National Grid warned that a cold winter could take Britain to the brink of blackouts on several particularly dangerous days this year.

Weather experts claiming to have studied air flows in the upper atmosphere say a jet stream that usually holds extreme weather over the North Pole is weak this year. And that could mean the gates are open to a freezing influx of air that could engulf the UK - similar to what happened in 1947 when average temperatures plummeted to -2.7C.

The worst of the weather is predicted to arrive around the middle of November and could again mean nightmare travelling conditions on the roads and chaos at British airports. Readings so far this year point to similar conditions to the winter of 2009/10 – the coldest for 31 years – it is claimed.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, told the Daily Express: "The worst case and more plausible scenario could bring something on a similar par to the winter of 2009/10, the coldest in 31 years, or an event close to 2010/11 which experienced the coldest December in 100 years. In addition to this the Siberian snow cover is also well ahead of schedule and is another strong signal for a harsh winter based on previous studies."

News of a harsh winter has inevitably sparked talk of a white Christmas. The last official white Christmas was in 2010, when snow was widespread across Northern Ireland, Scotland, parts of Wales, the Midlands, north-east and far south-west England. BetFred makes it 7-1 for there to be a white Christmas in London and Birmingham, 6-1 for Belfast, Liverpool and Manchester and 4-1 for Edinburgh.

Met Office experts have warned that forecasts are less accurate the further in the future they look.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-braced-worst-4528007

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BUY SOME ******ING CLOTHES MINIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just bought some elbow patches yesterday so that my old jumpers will last another winter... :P

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They are right, 1947 was a bad one for sure ... Can't believe these newspaper predictions though - best to rely on the weather stone ...

The Met Office has warned against long-term predictions but some scientists say the signs point to ice, snow and Arctic winds hitting the UK next month. Britain could be bracing itself for what could be the coldest winter for 100 years.That's the claim of some weather experts as many parts of the UK woke up to a icy pinch in the air this morning.

So dust off the winter woolies, stock the cupboards with food and put a spade in the boot of the car – just in case. Because while we might have enjoyed an unusually mild autumn, some scientists claim we should prepare for a freezing winter – predicting record low temperatures, Arctic blizzards and icy gales that could cripple the country. And snow could hit parts of Britain in a matter of days, with many forecasters predicting the white stuff to arrive in November. It comes just after the National Grid warned that a cold winter could take Britain to the brink of blackouts on several particularly dangerous days this year.

Weather experts claiming to have studied air flows in the upper atmosphere say a jet stream that usually holds extreme weather over the North Pole is weak this year. And that could mean the gates are open to a freezing influx of air that could engulf the UK - similar to what happened in 1947 when average temperatures plummeted to -2.7C.

The worst of the weather is predicted to arrive around the middle of November and could again mean nightmare travelling conditions on the roads and chaos at British airports. Readings so far this year point to similar conditions to the winter of 2009/10 – the coldest for 31 years – it is claimed.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, told the Daily Express: "The worst case and more plausible scenario could bring something on a similar par to the winter of 2009/10, the coldest in 31 years, or an event close to 2010/11 which experienced the coldest December in 100 years. In addition to this the Siberian snow cover is also well ahead of schedule and is another strong signal for a harsh winter based on previous studies."

News of a harsh winter has inevitably sparked talk of a white Christmas. The last official white Christmas was in 2010, when snow was widespread across Northern Ireland, Scotland, parts of Wales, the Midlands, north-east and far south-west England. BetFred makes it 7-1 for there to be a white Christmas in London and Birmingham, 6-1 for Belfast, Liverpool and Manchester and 4-1 for Edinburgh.

Met Office experts have warned that forecasts are less accurate the further in the future they look.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-braced-worst-4528007

17 degrees on the car thermometer this morning.

Icy pinch ? I don't think so.

Remember Dec 2010 was the coldest december for 100 years. And we survived that.

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Is winter going to be cold and wintry? Dear me, who'd have thought it?

I am reminded of the odd Aussie or South African complaining about our winters. Er, this is winter in Northern Europe - what on earth were you expecting? If you wanted Med type weather why didn't you go and work there, instead?

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Looking forward to "Blizzards sweep the country, unprecedented chaos" as soon as the first snowflake is spotted south of the border (I think there's already been a little on the tops of the Highlands).

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Precisely. It's "forward guidance" for the retailing industry.

Why, do people throw away winter clothes in when winter's over?

Wouldn't be surprised if they did to be honest, the stupidity of the average person never ceases to depress me.

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I will make the World's biggest snowman, and snow-woman, doing lewd acts under an Aurora Borealis! Mild Autumns can be followed by wicked cold! 2010 was quite cold on Christmas day. Quite cold as I payed the Welsh tax to leave England. My windows had frozen shut!

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In answer to the thread title, no I'm not braced for the worst winter in 100 years.

Me neither.

2010 was the worst. Freezing my **** off on a building site where it was colder inside than out (insulation and thermal sink of concrete)

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