Prepare for snow and ice
Posted on: December 19, 2014
Well who would have thought it? Just a week to go until Christmas and yesterday some areas in the south enjoyed temperatures of around 13 degrees Celsius. This has come about due to a tropical maritime air mass from the Atlantic which has brought with it warm moist air, rain and milder conditions in recent days.
Did You Know? 13 degrees Celsius may sound tropical for December, but the highest temperature ever record in December was 18.3 degrees Celsius at Achnashellach in Scotland on the 2nd December 1948!
At the same time we have seen much drier and colder conditions further north, especially in Scotland and as a result the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the possibility of snow and ice in the days ahead. These warnings cover the following areas:
- Highlands & Eilean Siar
- Central, Tayside & Fife
The Chief Forecaster at the Met Office predicts that a cold and unstable west to north-westerly flow which became established in Scotland late on Thursday evening will persist through until the early hoRead full article