UK Weather: Forecasters are refusing to rule out widespread snow, despite a’mini-ice age’ being predicted

The weather forecasters refuse to rule out widespread snow dumping across the UK within the next few months as Arctic flurries look set to arrive at some locations by this evening.

Some even warned against a “little ice age”That could be the case in the UK by the end of November.

The Met Office recently upgraded its snow forecast for next weeks from a “slight risk” of wintry showers to “likely snow and/or ice”.

They specified that there is no snow risk. “especially”These are only applicable for northern regions. However, we have not ruled out widespread snow events.

The odds of a White Christmas are now lower as it seems increasingly likely that blankets will be made from white stuff by the bookies.

One forecaster warned that there is a “little ice age” on the horizon.

William Hill made Edinburgh his 10/3 White Christmas Favorite, while North East hubs Newcastle and Birmingham Airports are now only 4/1.

Others have also warned about an increase in snow probability.

James Madden, a meteorologist for Exacta Weather, said: “The cold is likely to win out before the end of November bringing an early taste of winter and the risk of snow.

UK weather: Forecasters refuse to rule out widespread snow as 'mini ice age' predicted
It is expected that snow will fall today. However, it remains to be determined how widespread it may be this month.

“Waning solar activity means chances are high for a little ice age winter this year with notable periods of cold and snow.

“We have high confidence for the most cold and wintry conditions since December 2010 developing towards the end of the year.

“This could bring excessive cold temperatures and periods of widespread snow.”

It is significant because it was the last widely observed White Christmas in the UK. The highest level of snowfall was recorded at 83% weather stations, which is the highest number ever.

UK weather: Forecasters refuse to rule out widespread snow as 'mini ice age' predicted
Bookies have reduced the odds of white Christmas.

WX Charts states that snow should be falling in Scotland around Inverness by the evening of November 16th.

WX Charts believes that almost all of Scotland will see snow by November 25th, due to a polar plume coming from Scandinavia.

This snow will reach Lancashire and Wales by November 26, when it will be largely gone.

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