#Cold #UK 2019/20 Winter Extending Into Spring According To #Climatologist David King
Excerpts Below By David King
It will be colder than (than some newspapers reports state) 2016. As cold as 1991 is
a good bet; if really cold then we have that memorable black ice winter of 1987.
The early part of January will be dry, calm and cold; it will gradually get colder and colder,
until it is frozen and dry. Around the 16th/17th, it will snow, the snow will be for some, dry
small powdery grains that drift and form massive snowdrifts; for others is will be larger
flaked cold snow, that too will drift, lay and become difficult for travels. All this snow will fall
on freezing cold dry ground – it will lay, it will cause travel problems; it will give root crop
farmers massive problems, cattle will need extra care and tending; despite promises that
power supplies are or will be OK, do not bet on it. Frozen ice on overhead cables can and
do cause havoc. Once down the snow will lay and freeze, it will keep being topped up too
with subsequent falls. The hottest days in June give the coldest days in the following
February – remember the extreme heat at the end of June 2019? Therefore that cold will
extend well into March – hence the long winter to come. A late cold spring awaits.
A predominantly wet month, some snow in the north maybe even lying in the
far north, rain and maybe flooding could be problematic, still more flooding and misery to
come for many.
Dry and cold to start, then expect snow falls 16/17th onwards, which
will lay, drift and cause travel and farm husbandry problems; there may too be some
residual flood damage from the rain in the previous month – a thoroughly unpleasant and
cold month indeed.
A really cold quite possibly snowbound month for many – especially further
north one travels. There is a slight complication this month, in that the Perigee, Full Moon
and highest tides all coincide around the 10th; therefore an extra warning for those on tidal
and coastal waters.
A cold start to the month, therefore a cold start to spring, but the cold easing
and giving away to rainfall – snow melt for many could be a massive problem – and – again
– perigee, highest tides and full moon around the 10th – therefore problems increase of
excess water problems in coastal tidal and low lying river locations (like York) as water
levels continue to rise.
Courtesy of weatherwithouttechnology.co.uk