The BIG freeze: Icy blast to last 3 months as Britain is set for ‘worst winter in history’
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KILLER three-month big freeze is expected to hit in days as winter 2013 shapes up to be “one of the worst in history”.
A “widespread snow event” is expected cause chaos on the roads and cripple transport networks as early as next week, long-range forecasters said.They have warned another “Arctic plunge” will trigger a “significant change” to the weather sending the mercury plummeting and bringing heavy snow in parts.Government weather forecasters said Britain is likely to shiver in below-average temperatures for the next three months.They blame a negative North Atlantic Oscillation which will block mild Atlantic air and allow bitter Arctic gales to rip into the UK.
A statement from the Met Office’s three-month contingency plan states: “Indications are that December will most likely be colder than average.
“For December-January-February as a whole uncertainty is quite large but below-average temperatures are more likely than above-average.”It comes amid warnings this winter could be one of the worst in history rivalling shockers of 1947 and 1962 with no let up until spring.Long-range indications are that high pressure will plunge temperatures into minus figures bringing periods of crippling snowfall.Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “Signs at the moment are that this winter could break records.“Although it is milder at the moment, it will quickly descend into a much colder theme towards the end of December and into next year.