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Why the UK’s winters are now mild, wet and windy

December 3, 2020 3:24 am

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The fun of a white Christmas looks like being a non starter again this year as the long range forecasts suggest that the picturesque white stuff is going to give us a miss this year. If the statistics are to be believed this is not really much of a surprise. In fact you are more likely to see snow at Easter time if it’s early enough rather than December. Why do we persist in thinking that we’ve always had White Christmas. Whatever the winter weather brings it’s a good idea to be prepared and a Roofing Cheltenham based company like Storm Roofing are on hand to help get that sorted out for you.

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Part of the problem is the dear old Victorians and the card industry. The Victorians were the last generation to experience the end of the mini ice age, a period that had started in the middle ages and saw the Thames freeze on a regular basis. It wasn’t uncommon for heavy snowfalls and this creates a wonderful image that card manufacturers like the play on as it looks very nice.

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The reality is that living in a temperate climate plus  global warming has allowed the warmer and stromier winds from the South and West to blow stronger over the island. This pushes out the colder northerly winds and high pressures. “The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow”, is not just an old saying, it has a high degree of truth.

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