A layer of snow covers the mountains near Rhigos
Snow has fallen in some parts of the UK, causing trouble on the roads.
Areas like Gloucestershire, parts of Wiltshire, Bath and South Wales have seen a few centimetres of snow fall.
A yellow weather warning has been in place in some areas, with local services asking people to take care when travelling.
Some trains, cars and planes have been delayed by snow too.
There have been no reports of schools closing because of the snow.
Weather experts have said there may be more snow in areas where the ground is higher, like the Peak District and Brecon Beacons.
However, the snow might soon turn to rain in places like Nottingham, Sheffield and Doncaster as a yellow weather warning for rain is in place.
These are areas which have already been affected by heavy flooding.
Courtesy of bbc.co.uk
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
Crew from the 3-5 Pigadia ski resort on Mount Vermio near Naoussa plow the roads around the premises. Photo from 3-5 Pigadia’s Facebook page
Most of the ski resorts and villages in northern Greece’s mountainous regions woke up on Wednesday under a thick white blanket of fresh snow.
Ski resorts and villages in the counties of Imathia, Florina, Kozani, and Grevena as well as other locales in the central and northern parts of the country saw extensive snowfall, particularly during the early morning hours of Wednesday.
The ski resort of 3-5 Pigadia in Naoussa received more than 40 centimeters (16 inches) of snow, with even larger amounts of snow being seen in the high altitudes around Florina, West Macedonia.
This was the first proper snow that has fallen for this winter season in most of these ski resorts, which are now getting ready to welcome their first skiers before Christmas.
The sudden heavy, wet snowfall was a result of the weather front ”Dido” which has affected most regions of Greece with strong winds and large amounts of precipitation.
The weather is expected to gradually brighten up beginning on Thursday.
Courtesy of greece.greekreporter.com