The early signs from the long range models are starting to throw up some interesting signals.
As ever at such range they have to be taken with more than a pinch of salt but the signs are encouraging non the less.
Now why they are not suggesting a solid 3 month long freeze we do expect the UK to see a winter more Akin to the 1981-2010 average.
This might not sound like a winter wonderland, But on the back of 3 very mild and almost completely void of any snowfall winters the signs are good.
So to get an idea of what an average winter looks like for the UK lets see the average number of days with snow on the ground:
As you can see from the image above much of the UK including low lying areas tend to have 5 to 10 days of snow lying on the ground.
Which is 5 to 10 days more than most of us have seen in recent years.
We will issue our full detailed UK winter forecast at the beginning of November so stay tuned.