Arctic winds on the way in Sussex ahead of ‘snow bomb’ New Year
Brits are due for several days of milder temperatures in the next week before a deep freeze sets in for the festive period. A frosty Christmas can then be expected with sub-zero temperatures as a ‘snow bomb’ covers parts of the country in centimetres of snow from December 27, reports the Mirror. People in Sussex have been told to wrap up warm when the final storm of the year hits as its northeasterly winds bring freezing temperatures south.
: Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour coming to shopping centre less than an hour from Sussex Forecasters have predicted that the chances of a white Christmas are slim but a temperature drop with ‘dry air and fog’ is on the way.
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It couldn’t be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. It will come as the country has recovered from the snow and gales brought by Storms Arwen and Barra in the past weeks.
Parts of the country even reached 14C in the past week. British Weather Services’ Jim Dale told the Express: “The main two factors in the short term will be dry weather and fog. “At times the fog will be dense and sit in valleys.
“In the short to medium period there will be lots of fog and there is no storm potential this side of Christmas.”
WXCharts shows that much of Sussex will be teetering on sub-zero temperatures on the evening of Christmas day. These will then drop to as low as -3C in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. “The main hazard will be ice on the roads this side of Christmas,” Mr Dale added.
“Christmas day will be pseudo white with heavy frost on the ground – in bookies language, this is the favourite forecast.” He continued: “It will be a pseudo white Christmas. This means frost instead of snow.
“It will certainly be cold enough for snow, but there will be less moisture in the air to form snow. “The weather will become progressively colder as we move towards Christmas.” From December 27, the mercury will then drop even further with the likelihood of a ‘snow bomb’.
A weather bomb like this earns its title if a storm’s central pressure deepens by 24 millibars in 24 hours. When this coincides with snow it can drive an eruption of winter downpours.
Snow could follow Christmas in Sussex and across the country (Image: WXCharts)
Netweather.tv stated: “Confidence is lower for this period but there is a greater chance of colder weather heading in from the east at some point during this period as highest pressure transfers further north.” Along with freezing temperatures, WXCharts shows rain hitting the south of England on December 27 with 3mm set to fall in an hour.
Mr Dale added: “After Christmas, there is a northeasterly cold air coming. “It will get properly cold after Christmas with the possibility of a white New Year. “The potential of snow will be high after Christmas.
“There is a cold pool over Europe and we could be left open to this polar air over the New Year.”
Sussex weather forecast for the next five days
Today: Rather cloudy and murky throughout the day. The best chance of any brighter spells are likely to be limited to the north and east.
Chance of some patchy drizzle along the south coast and over the hills. Very mild. Maximum temperature 13 ?C.
Tonight: Staying rather cloudy and murky overnight, although it should stay largely dry. Perhaps the occasional clearer spells towards the far north and east.
Generally mild. Minimum temperature 8 ?C. Thursday:
Similar conditions on Thursday. Generally rather cloudy and murky, although it should stay largely dry throughout. Staying on the mild side.
Maximum temperature 11 ?C. Outlook for Friday to Sunday: High pressure in charge this weekend with largely settled.
Mostly dry and cloudy, with occasional brighter spells. Mild at first, but gradually cooling down. Risk of frost and fog overnight.
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