‘Oh the weather outside is frightful’… or rather it will be soon when snow hits the UK!
I know every year we get the whole ‘snow is set to brace the UK’ headlines and we all get excited at the thought of reliving our youth, sledging in the park and lobbing snowballs of our besties’ heads…
Yet this time it looks as if the excitement, and all our snowy hopes, will be worth it!
According to a climatologist the UK will see the snowiest winter in 27 years! Think I remember the last one!
78-year-old David King – who says he can predict the weather months in advance – says there’ll be little snow until 2018, but come January, freezing conditions will arrive, report the Evening Standard.
These chilly conditions will reportedly bring blizzards to the UK, causing travel chaos for those of us unfortunate enough not to be ‘snowed off’ from school or work!
Mind you, it only has to start sleeting and the whole country seemingly comes to a stand still!
If only there was some way we could cope – you know how they do all over Europe and in the US, where they actually have MAMMOTH amounts of snow… Anyway, back to Mr King.
Do you want to know what he does in order to bring us such snowy news?
Well, Mr King, a retired Metropolitan Police constable, uses thousand-year-old moon charts and studies the plants, birds and other animal behaviour in order to predict the weather, saying:
In the next couple of months there will be some snow in northern parts of the UK but certainly below Birmingham and Norwich there will be no snow, or no snow of any consequence, through until after Christmas.
The start of the New Year will be a different ball game. It’s going to be very cold, there will be a lot of snow and there will be travel problems.
In the south it will get down to -5C. It will be the worst snow since 1991.
Now, I just about remember 1991 and Christmas back then – mainly because of the shiny red bike I was given by Santa Claus – but I do remember snow and an amount big enough to make a child-size snow creature!
My scientific evidence? A stack of photos in my mum and dad’s house, showing me dressed up as some sort of baby Eskimo as I braved the Baltic breeze, looking for twigs to use as arms for my snow creation!
However, Mr King, from Edenbridge, Kent, insists he’s nearly always accurate in his predictions…
Now before you start thinking about Anchorman and the infamous, ’60 per cent of the time, it works every time’ line, listen up…
King has been practicing his traditional methods of forecasting the weather for the last 40 years.
He’s even given advance warning to farmers, horticulturalists and many others for whom the weather plays a key part of their jobs, adding:
Last September I said it would be the earliest and warmest spring for years, the summer warm and damp and the autumn stormy, damp and very mild, so far so good.
The predominant feature for January is cold, blizzards to start the month then frost which will freeze the snow, followed by more snow with another freezing session of ice.
Finally more frost to end the month.
Maybe it’s the big kid inside me, or just my positive cheery outlook, but I for one am getting super excited about this!
If he turns out to be wrong?
Well I guess I’m staying indoors, wrapped up, watching festive films while I work my way through the Christmas leftovers.
Anyone want to do swapsies on the strawberry and coffee chocolates?
A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it’s animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.