At this time of year the days seem to be on fast forward. Not only have we turned into complete weather bores and are busy gritting in the coldest areas of the country but De-ice are very much looking forward to entering into the Christmas spirit. It is many peoples favourite time of year and none more so than our Sales Manager Sarah Drury who has already wrapped most of her prezzies!!!
We are having our Christmas Jumper Day on the 16th December and if your office is taking part make sure to tag us in your twitter posts @De_iceGritting
The odds for a white Christmas continue to narrow but it is a little early for my predication however we can look at what is coming up …..
Weather Pick and Mix!
Location, location, location – in the last couple of weeks we have seen snow, floods and gales. I am looking at the next week or so ahead to see what is in store. So for Friday 25th we will see a clear and cool end to the working week country wide after a real mixed bag of weather in the last week, the north of England has shivered while the south west has paddled and the south east blown away!
If you are out and about the weekend looks pretty uneventful and should stay predominately dry with varying degrees of cloud cover over most of the UK. Daytime temperatures of around 10 degrees in London and the south, colder as you move north with Edinburgh around 4-6 degrees this weekend with overnight frosts in northern areas. Continental high pressure on Monday brings a brighter picture but a chilly feel as cool winds mean day time temperatures will struggle to reach double figures. From Tuesday we look again to the west as new fronts from the Atlantic push in on a fast moving jet stream which will bring low pressure after low pressure and this means a spell of wet and windy weather for a time next week. The switch in this fast moving jet stream to a slower moving one – called the positive and negative Arctic Oscillation – looks on the cards but the timing at the moment is unclear. What will happen though is as the jet stream slows it allows the cold arctic air to push downwards and that brings frost, ice and snow. Certainly the models agree that this is coming it is just a question of when so do look in next week for further updates.
Elsewhere – Winter got a jump on the Japanese capital as Tokyo saw its first November snowfall in 54 years, the snow arrived 40 days earlier than average.