Autumn and Winter Weather Forecast to be Terrible

Autumn and Winter Weather Forecast to be Terrible
27/10/2015

Whilst we are going to have mild temperatures, the weather is set to get wet and windy over the next few weeks, with the worst winter in memory predicted.

The forecast for autumn 2015 is one of mild but wet and windy weather.  Whilst this doesn't sound too bad meteorologists are predicting that it could be the worst winter in living memory! 

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said the winter outlook has worsened thanks to plunging Atlantic sea temperatures.

The Gulf stream, which pulls warm water from the eastern coast of the United States to the United Kingdom, has been rapidly declining, he added.

He said: “There will be a real chill at times in terms of temperatures due to below- average sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic and a virtually non-existent Gulf Stream.

“This is of some real significance to us in terms of future weather patterns and this is also likely to result in a much colder than average November with the first significant snow of the year in parts of the north for the UK.

“There will also be some snow to much lower levels of the country at times within this period, and even parts of the south of the UK could see some early snow before we enter December this year.

“December in itself may then follow on with a rather mixed theme of colder and milder interludes before an increase in severity of some exceptional cold and snow in the final part of the month and for prolonged periods throughout January and into February due to prolonged blocking patterns that will refuse to shift."

This winter sounds like it will be a challenging time for everyone.