Could Suffolk soon see snow?

SUFFOLK may have been basking in some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded but the Evening Star's weatherman has today warned things could soon change.

SUFFOLK may have been basking in some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded but the Evening Star's weatherman has today warned things could soon change.

Ken Blowers, the Star's weather expert, has said that this month and next could see temperatures plummeting and this winter's first snow flakes falling.

He said: “If there is a colder spell this month we shouldn't be surprised, because this is when the worst of the weather tends to come.

“It has been a very mild year and July was the hottest month ever recorded in the UK and then we had the autumn that was warm - the warmest for 150 years.

“But I don't think that will continue and there will be some cold snaps during the next two months. It might not go on for days and days but there will be some cold spells and snow.”

There was not a single flake of snow over Suffolk on Christmas Day and although New Year's Eve celebrations around the country were blighted by high winds and rain, this winter has so far been a mild one.

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But Mr Blowers said it was too soon to think we would have warm temperatures for the rest of the season.

He said: “No-one can tell for sure how it will be, it is too early to say for certain it will stay warm.

“The end of January and the first half of February is when we usually get the worst of the weather.

“If you average it out over 60 years then January 12 is usually the coldest day of the year.”

However, Mr Blowers also urged caution over reports that East Anglia is about to bear the brunt of a run of arctic conditions that will bring blizzards and six inches of snow around the country later this month.

Some forecasters have warned that we can expect temperatures to fall to -12 C (10.4F) by the middle of next week.

He said: “Some people have said there will be blizzards and snow storms.

“But there is 12 special forecasting computers in use and only one of them says there will be a terrible spell of weather from January 10 onwards.”

Have you seen any unusual weather this winter? Have the mild temperatures affected your garden?

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