Weston and North Somerset to miss big freeze

PUBLISHED: 11:47 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:47 23 October 2015

Snow and sleds

Snow and sleds

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AFTER weather forecasters suggested the UK’s chances of enjoying a white Christmas were higher this year, today they said Weston will largely miss out on the cold snap.

Despite an Indian summer, which saw October temperatures rise above 20C, experts are now predicting northern areas of the UK will endure 36 days of snow or ice over the winter with lows of -16C.

But AccuWeather said the South West’s temperatures will be seasonal, with just two to five days of snow predicted.

Meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “There is only going to be two to five days in the South West that will see snow and ice accumulate. In the Bristol area it is going to be better than the past few years and better than lots of northern England which will see frequent cold temperatures.”

However, experts are still bracing themselves for a chilly November with the likelihood of snow on higher ground, widespread frosts and wintry showers.

All of this is due to a much colder airflow drifting in from the Arctic.

A spokesperson for AccuWeather said: “The chilly conditions are being blamed on the coldest Atlantic temperatures since records began 80 years ago, with Northern England and Scotland in for especially ‘full-on cold spells’.”

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