Piers has given a taste of what is to come early this winter. The Daily Express has a rather alarming headline about a Wall of Snow to hit the UK, however that is the headline writers not necessarily the content nor what Piers himself has said.
Below are the actual comments from WeatherActions Piers Corbyn quoted in The Express;
Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: “An active low-pressure system will move in from the northwest next week signalling a change to much colder conditions.
“We are expecting this to bring some early winter weather with heavy snow and very cold winds in the north and a risk of wintery showers even across southern Britain.
“This pattern is likely to hold out through the rest of the month and into December with a risk of blizzards in Scotland and the north and widespread snow showers.
“There will be a risk of travel disruption through this period with volatile, stormy weather combined with the cold brining a risk of winter thunderstorms and outbreaks of thunder snow.”
Fluctuating solar activity driving a spate of storms on the surface of the sun will trigger the early cold snap, he said.
It will cause the jet stream to twist and sweep southwards pulling a plume of freezing air in from the North Pole.
Solar activity and jet stream forecasts suggest a pattern of cold similar to the historic Mini Ice Age which occurred during the mid-17th century.
The period otherwise known as the Little Ice Age gripped Europe and North America and saw Britons hold frost fairs on the frozen River Thames.
“What we are looking at is a pattern of circulation similar to that which was observed during the mini ice-age,” Mr Corbyn said.
“This will bring a displaced Polar vortex down across northern Europe during the second half of November allowing very cold air from the North Pole to sink across the UK.
“This will have some major impacts in Britain, Ireland and Europe including the risk of blizzards, widespread snow and sustained bitter cold winds into the start of next month.
“Part of the reason for this again is the effect of solar activity on the jet stream causing it to meander and twist southwards allowing a cold airflow from the north to establish.”
Britain’s weather will start to turn colder during the last 10 days of November, according to UK weather models.
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