It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas... Not because Christmas shops are opening or because we’re already talking about Christmas lights (as a rule of thumb, ignore all the media Christmas hype until late November), but because the weather is about to turn cold. And snow.
After a global pandemic, food shortages and, most recently, a fuel crisis Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey joked at a meeting last week ‘what next? A plague of locusts?’ No Andrew, of course not! Because locusts wouldn’t survive the unseasonal snow storms that the Met Office just predicted for later this month!
The Indian Summer that we’ve been enjoying (I know, me neither) has seen us experience October temperatures of twenty degrees and over. However, these ‘tropical conditions’ will be quickly replaced by a sharp cold snap, with Met Office Senior Meteorologist Greg Dewhurst saying that there is likely to be “some snowy weather in higher parts as October moves into November”.
It's likely that London will manage to escape the while blanket headed to other parts of the country...
While it’s likely that London will manage to escape the white blanket headed to other parts of the country, it comes after the capital experienced widespread flooding, to add to our woes. And even without snow, the cold snap is likely to affect Londoners as much as anyone.
Meanwhile, bookies Coral have just slashed the odds of a ‘white halloween’. According to spokesman Harry Aitkenhead, “We better make the most of any balmy temperatures because the end of October looks set to be a big freeze, so much so that we make it odds on for snow to fall this month in the UK”
A 2-1 chance that this winter goes into the record books as the coldest the UK has ever had...
He continued “We make it a 2-1 chance that this winter goes into the record books as the coldest the UK has ever had.”
Which doesn’t bode well given the recent huge spike in gas prices have left us facing the highest energy prices we’ve ever seen. Maybe now’s the time to invest in an electric blanket and a duffle coat?