Recent GFS runs show snow falling across large parts of the UK on Sunday, Oct 28 — from Scotland to the South West.
October snow in England is really quite rare, incredibly rare in the South West.
In 2008 (solar minimum of cycle 23), London had its first October snow since 1934.
And the last time Surrey had lying October snow was in 1887.
James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: “I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.
“I expect December, January and February to experience below-average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfall occurring within the time frame of November to January across many parts of the UK.
“Huge swirly low-pressure systems also offer the potential for widespread disruption from heavy snowfall across many parts of the UK including the South, as they clash with the predominant cold air.”
Temperatures are set to plummet as much as 16C bellow average across UK and Europe as an Arctic blast funnels south:
Although these are long range forecasts, and so subject to change, the data has supported an early and brutal start to the European winter for months now, and they are remaining consistent.
Heavy October snow is also forecast for Scandinavia, the Alps, Southern France and vast swaths of Spain.
History is repeating.
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