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Originally posted by angelchemuel
Mr Mcleod sir!
I was still awake at 5am and the wind was really picking up here in NW UK. It started gusting badly, so much so, my window made a terrific bang when a gust tried to open it after I secured it during Bowbag2.
I consider where I live to be fairly sheltered having lived in some pretty wild and exposed places in the UK. Were we due for an uptick in the winds too?
What we are seeing here is a change in the dynamics of the weather pattern across the Northern Hemisphere. The set up that has brought us this milder weather is shifting and its becoming more favourable for cold lovers. The US could be particularly hard hit around the area's below from around the beginning to middle of next week onwards. The UK, by standards of late will also experience a bite, that will come as a shock to most. There is also the potential for Europe to be in a bit of a freeze later on, around the 20th January, which, if all other ingredients fall into place (speculation at present) could lead to a sustained colder period for the UK around the 20th-25th January.
My advice here would be to prepare for cold, if it materialises (dependent on severity) at least you are ready. There is no harm or fear mongering intended here. This is a legitimate forecast for potentially very wintry weather for the US and the UK/Europe. Take the advice or leave it...time will tell
Originally posted by yourmaker
thats a pretty rapid decline in temperature although i'm not too worried living on the coast, we get the warming effect off the ocean southwest wind, it snows when the winds are northeasterly.