That is what the Met Workplace says about predictions it’s going to snow in October

Time to mud off the sledge and whip out your winter heaters as a result of chilly climate is quick approaching.

In reality plainly not solely ought to we brace ourselves for a really chilly winter however probably a white winter too, in line with forecasters.

Beforehand we wrote about how folks in Cambridgeshire have been warned to prepare for wintry climate, as some forecasters made wild predictions of snow due to fall this month.

They predicted the flurry of snow to fall earlier than a ‘colder than common winter’ throughout the UK.

Now, forecasters on the Met Workplace have had their say on these claims however they do not appear so hopeful.

By far the the boldest declare was that snow may hit varied components of the UK in October. This was made by James Madden, a forecaster for Exacta Climate.

Snow in Cambridge

One other claimed that the noticeable fall in our temperatures “prompted an early flurry of bets on us having a White Christmas” this 12 months.

Coral spokesman John Hill mentioned: “The falling temperatures to date this month have prompted an early flurry of bets on us having a White Christmas this 12 months.

“As all the time in our White Christmas betting, the Scottish and northern cities in England have the shortest odds on blizzard however we’re additionally seeing bets on London seeing the white stuff this 12 months.”

Exacta Climate forecaster James Madden claimed: “October is now wanting like it’s going to grow to be colder than common with extra of an opportunity of one thing wintry setting in by the second half of the month,” he mentioned.

Cambridge was lined in snow

“There’s a robust probability of widespread frosts and the prospect of snowfall which can set the scene for November.

“It will pave the best way for what’s shaping as much as be a colder than common winter with some excessive chilly climate occasions.

“Whereas these may begin to make an influence throughout the subsequent few weeks they are going to be significantly troublesome from December onwards.

“Snow occasions have been few and much between in recent times, however this winter is wanting beneficial to deliver snow occasion after snow occasion as climate techniques from the Atlantic conflict with chilly stagnated air over the UK.

“That is related as photo voltaic power results ocean currents together with the Gulf Stream currents which have a knock-on impact on the jet stream brining chilly air within the UK and bringing these climate patterns.

“Making use of these elements to long-range climate indications can efficiently enable us to determine chilly climate patterns arising.

“Related strategies have allowed us to determine some earlier record-breaking chilly climate occasions akin to these seen in 2010 and 2013 when chilly climate lasted into spring.”

What Met Workplace forecasters say

We could possibly be seeing extra scenes like these!

However there appears to be a debate over the wilder claims of snow this month.

A Met Workplace spokesman has refuted the predictions  in comments to Birmingham Live  .

He mentioned there was “no signal” of any snowy climate to date, and as a substitute argued that the climate can be hotter than common for this time of 12 months.

The spokesman defined: “Studies of snow in October didn’t come from us.

“In late October and early November, there will likely be some dry climate and frost – not something out of the extraordinary for this time of 12 months.

“In the intervening time, the forecast for this time of 12 months is hotter than common.”