According to several meteorologists, Britain is about to witness its coldest winter in a century.
This basically means that heavy snowfalls and powerful blizzards are expected to soon start toying with its roads and urban or rural areas. Moreover, temperatures are quite likely to plummet to record lows during the month of December.
As James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, puts it, “We are looking at some of the coldest and snowiest conditions in at least 100 years.”
Furthermore, “This is most likely to occur in the December to January period with the potential for widespread major snowfall across the country.”
Apparently, Brits will get the first “taste” of what promises to be a not-so-warm-and-fuzzy holiday season throughout the course of this night, when temperatures will lower to about minus 3 degrees Celsius (minus 37.4 degrees Fahrenheit).
Meteorologists point out that, according to their predictions and estimates, these minus 3 degrees Celsius are to be more than overshadowed by those expected to be recorded in December, when temperatures are likely to drop to minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 68 degree Fahrenheit).
Presently, the country's high officials fear that, coupled with heavy snowfalls and blizzards, these temperatures could very easily bring the country to a standstill by making roads impracticable and blocking rail networks nationwide.
Daily Mail quotes Meteogroup forecaster John Lee, who made a case of how, “The weather will be much colder and drier across most of the UK today. Northerly winds and clearer skies will make it feel much colder and we can expect widespread frost overnight when temperatures drop below freezing.”
“Wintry showers will bring sleet, snow and hail to higher ground tomorrow and there’s a risk of heavy snow showers in northern Scotland on Friday,” John Lee went on to add.
Both local and state authorities have vouched that they will use whatever means they have at their disposal (Twitter and Facebook included) to keep ordinary people up to date with respect to how the situation is unfolding.
As well as this, 1.3 million tons of road salt, together with numerous gritters and snowploughs, have seen set aside in order to make sure the country's roads are kept up and running.