Severe winds, Flooding and powercuts to cause chaos as stormy conditions are set to hit Britain!

Stormy weather is set to return to the UK tomorrow as a deep area of low pressure currently situated in the Atlantic crosses the UK.

This storm powered by an invigorated jet stream will lead to treacherous conditions for those out and about particularly during Friday evening rush hour.

Maximum wind speeds could hit 70MPH around the West Coasts of England, Wales & Scotland whilst inland areas will see maximum gusts of 50MPH.

Rainfall will also cause problems with as much as 50mm falling.

The Met Office has released the following yellow warning:

Between 13:00 Fri 9th and 23:59 Fri 9th

A spell of heavy rain and strong winds is expected on Friday.

What to expect

A few homes and businesses flooded.

Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

Some short term loss of power and other services.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.

Brutal polar vortex to bring bitter cold & heavy snow to the U.S!

Much of the United States has had a mild time of it lately with temperatures 2-6 degrees above average in particular around the Lakes & the North East

Those balmy days will soon be forgotten as all that looks set to change with a freezing northerly which will bring a sharp decline in temperatures next week.

The ECMWF model anticipates temperatures to nose dive from around the 6TH of the month as the first major cold incursion takes place. This spell could last well beyond then as the cold air sweeps as far South as Tennessee.

At this range details of snowfall is to far off to predict however should such a significant cold spell take shape many areas will be at risk of large snowfalls with a particular risk of large lake effect falls.

We will bring an update with more details later in the week but for now its one to be aware of

Will it be a white Christmas?

So with Christmas coming up just next month we thought we would answer the question.

Well sort of…

With far to much time to accurately give a forecast we will look at historic data to show the likelihood of such event.

Many of you may know that statistically in the UK the chance of a white Christmas is less than a white Easter so lets take a look at what chance there is for where ever you are…

UK Christmas Probability

For those of you in the United States wondering the exact same question…

U.S White Christmas Probability. Credit: WeatherNation

Snow by Bonfire night: Beast from the East may return

The UK has been enjoying a rather mild Autumn so far however it looks as though the UK is about to be plunged straight into winter.

As we go through the next couple of weeks the weather will be dominated by a large area of high pressure sat over the UK bringing fine days and frosty nights.

As we near the end of the month and into early November this high pressure looks set to move towards Scandinavia drawing in an bitterly cold Easterly air flow and of course a risk of heavy Snow once again.

At this stage there is still scope for change however its a weather pattern that could bring significant risks across the whole of the UK as it did earlier in the year. That spell of Easterly winds was responsible for the deaths of 17 people in the UK and 77 across Europe in total.

Despite the risks there is plenty of time for change and therefor there is alot of uncertainty. We will update you as/if the risks increase.

Meteorologists claim this winter will see the worst Daily Express weather scaremongering in a CENTURY!

The ‘experts’ at The Daily Express weather HQ are today warning that due to unforeseen weather patterns, Known to many of us as ‘Seasons’.

We are faced with cooler weather conditions with the potential for stronger winds and an increase in rainfall during December, January and Incredibly February aswell.

The Meteorologists who have just been awarded a degree in complete nonsense say we should be stockpiling food & water as getting to the shops could be near to impossible if Britain gets the expected arctic conditions.

When questioned about the past forecasts of impending Weather ‘CHAOS’ which went as far as to say we would get 100 days of snow and had just 15minutes the Chief General forecaster said “We cant be expected to be 100% accurate all of the time”,

“However new signals from the Global Nonsense System ‘GNS’ used by The Express, (Not to be confused with the far more accurate Global Forecasting System ‘GFS’ used by credible Weather Organisations) insist we have got to be right this year due to low solar output, an increase in fresh water into the North Atlantic and the fact the UK has drifted a cm further north since this time last year”.

Whatever the weather it looks like we are sure to be in for some interesting reading.

UK expected to be battered by immense storms with 110MPH winds possible on Sunday!

This week is set to go from relatively hot for some of us to wet and extremely windy.

First the UK will feel the effects as EX Hurricane Helene crosses our shores. She will begin to be felt this evening and for much of tomorrow particularly in the West.

As the week goes on we see a succession of strong Low pressure systems flirt with the country.

Generally the worst of these winds will be for Northern Ireland, Northern England and Scotland however on Sunday the current GFS paints a potentially deadly picture.

The most severe storm in some time could hit the UK with extremely strong Hurricane force winds of up to 110MPH!

Currently confidence is low on a mega storm hitting for the end of the weekend but it something we will be monitoring very closely in the coming days.

DEADLY Hurricane Florence takes aim at the United States & it looks incredible!

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on America’s East coast and the images look stunning.

The Hurricane is expected to cause severe damage and a risk to peoples lives as we go through Thursday into Saturday.

Wind speeds could be as high as 150MPH along with a severe storm surge and monumental rainfall.

Some experts predict it could be the costliest Hurricane ever to hit the U.S!

Check out the latest picture of the Eye taken earlier today…

 

America & Canada forecast a brutally cold winter!

The Farmer’s Almanac have published their outlook on the winter 2018/19 and the snow/cold lovers amongst you will be very happy.

Against the grain of what the NOAA predicted they infact expect a Severe winter with many Cold & snowy periods.

The NOAA expects a typical El Nino weather pattern thus leading to a generally warmer than average winter, however the Farmer’s Almanac have now thrown a completely different scenario into the mix.

COLD WINTER AHEAD!

So just how cold will it be? According to the Farmers Almanac the real teeth-chattering arrives mid-February especially in the following zones:  Northeast/New England, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Midwest, and Southeast (yes, even the Southeast will be in the chill zone!).

The Farmers’ Almanac, which bases its amazingly-accurate long-range forecast on a mathematical and astronomical formula developed in 1818, is also predicting above-normal precipitation (lots of snow!) for the Great Lakes states, Midwest, and central and northern New England, with the majority of it falling in January and February.

And the predictions for Canada look like this…

30c+ HEATWAVE to hit the UK this weekend!

We said it was going to get warm and as things stand the UK is still in the firing line for a fine few days.

From sunday onwards temperatures should be in the range of 23-28c as one last spell of hot weather looks set.

Through Monday to Wednesday there is a risk of 30c + however there is still a large amount of uncertainty regarding just how hot it will peak at.

Unlike earlier on this summer the early signs suggest this wont be around for very long with Sunday to Wednesday looking like the best of the hot spell so make sure you get out there and enjoy it if sunny weather is what your after.

Whats next?

Currently weather model outputs are giving different scenarios beyond Wednesday however following the most likely scenarios this will likely be the back end of the hot spell with a return to near normal temperatures.

Will the USA see a bitterly cold winter?

Well for the snow lovers out there the news you have been waiting for is…

Well not good.

NOAA have recently gave their thoughts on the upcoming winter of 2018/19 and with a strong El Nino likely a warmer than average winter is expected.

So what is El Niño?

El Niño and La Niña are opposite phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. In layman’s terms, the ENSO cycle is a scientific study of the temperature fluctuations between atmospheric and ocean temperatures in the central Pacific. Of these two phases, La Niña is considered to be the cold phase of the ENSO cycle, and El Niño is considered to be the warmer phase. While both phases occur seasonally, historically El Niño is more likely.

The NOAA is predicting a 70% chance of an El Niño pattern winter for the Northern Hemisphere.

When it comes to the winter weather forecast for the 2018-2019 season, the NOAA has reported that there is a 70% chance that we will have an El Niño winter season, meaning early predictions call for a warmer than average winter across the United States.

What does this mean for early winter?

Based on the early prediction for an El Niño winter, the NOAA has predicted that the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies will all see below average to equal chances of precipitation from October through December. However, Colorado, parts of Utah, and the Southern Rockies are all expected to see above-average precipitation for the start of the season. New England is expected to see average precipitation throughout the start of the winter.

The NOAA is predicting higher than average precipitation throughout the Rockies and Colorado, with lower than average precipitation in the PNW, and average precipitation across New England.

While precipitation is expected to fluctuate across the country, the El Niño prediction calls for warmer than average temperatures across the entire country from October through December.

Winter Weather Forecast 2018 2019

The NOAA is predicting warmer than average temperatures across the entire country to start the season off.

What does this mean for mid-to-late winter?

As winter progresses into January through March, most resorts across the entire country are forecasted to see continued equal to low precipitation averages. However, parts of Alaska and the Southern Rockies are expected to see higher than average precipitation in the second half of the winter.

The NOAA is predicting that many resort areas across the United States will see either equal or less than average precipitation throughout the second half of the winter season.

When it comes to the temperature, the entire country is expected to see warmer than average temps continuing throughout the second half of the season.

Warmer temperature patterns across much of the United States are expected to continue straight through to March.

Can we trust this early forecast?

While predictions for low precipitation averages and warmer temperatures are undoubtedly startling for all of the powder chasers among us, it’s important to remember that this early forecast is just that, an early forecast. When it comes to on-hill conditions, individual storm cycles and short-term predictions are far more likely to accurately forecast conditions than anything months out.

Long story short? It’s far too early to make any definitive call, and while the early predictions don’t look great, there is really no telling what the season will bring. Make sure to check back in the coming months for both the Farmer’s Almanac and Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecasts, as we will be updating you on every early season prediction as they become available.