The Met Office clarify the stories about winter.
There has been some speculation in the media today that we may be in for a long, bitterly cold winter because an El Niño is under way in the tropical Pacific. However it is still far too early to speculate about what sort of winter the UK will have.
During an El Niño sea surface temperature in the east Pacific warms, altering weather patterns around the globe. The influence of an El Niño over the UK and western Europe tends to be weaker and less predictable than elsewhere because of how far away we are from the event itself. There is a link in late winter, when we can see a slightly higher risk of a colder than usual end to winter in El Niño years.
That’s not where it ends when looking at the UK winter…
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