For Snow lovers out there this winter could be shaping up to be a good one for the UK.
The last 4 years have been all but null and void of any low lying snow and for some you have to go back to the winter of 2010 since the last real taste of winter.
However as winter nears we are seeing some indications through various indices and statistical models, That North Atlantic blocking may be a little more prevalent this year than we’ve seen in the previous four winters.
While it is still early to say for certain we expect a higher frequency of cold spells this winter across northern and western Europe, especially as the winter progresses.
With a pattern similar to that shown above the UK will see numerous Snowfall events as areas of low pressure run into the cold air filtering down from the North on the Eastern flank of high pressure situated around Southern Greenland.
All parts of the UK would be at risk of Significant snowfall largely through the form of Heavy showers in Northern areas and through Frontal snowfall events as weather fronts bump into the bitterly cold airmass further South.