Colder weather and snow to hit farms next week
COLD and unsettled weather will continue throughout the UK next week with the possibility of snow showers in some areas.
6 December 2014 | Farmers Guardian
Forecasters said temperatures would feel increasingly wintry especially over the high ground of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland. Some wet snow could occur at lower levels in Scotland, with daytime temperatures between 3 to 7DegC.
Farmers Guardian’s weather expert Dr Simon Keeling said: “At the moment the weekend should see temperatures lifting a little, and whilst southern parts of the country could be dry, the north is likely to be winder and there will be some rain in Scotland.
“As for next week there are a few signs of a possible cold outbreaks in the middle of the week.
This could bring some snow showers further south through almost all parts of the country, and bring cooler days.
“For farmers it’s important to note that wind chill may become significant, with Scotland and northern England most prone to this.”
Dr Keeling said temperatures could be considerably milder in the week before Christmas.
“Christmas Day may see the start of cooler conditions again as the winds turn to the north west,” he added.
“This bringing a risk of wintry showers to Scotland, these spreading south post-Christmas.
It may turn significantly cooler for all as high pressure builds to the west bringing drier weather into Ireland, western Scotland, western England and Wales, although further wintry showers to the east.
There will be an increasing risk of night frosts.”