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Net-weather.co.uk winter forecast 2005/2006

Added: (Sat Nov 12 2005)

Pressbox (Press Release) - FOR RELEASE FROM 00:01 MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2005

---BEGINS---

2005 has been another very mild year for the UK, this summer was above average and following on from that, the Autumn is potentially heading toward being a record breaker as the mildest ever recorded. Even taking this into consideration though, many of the main indicators are pointing towards Britain having itís coldest winter for 10 years.

The expected change in pattern is largely due to high pressure building in more Northerly latitudes, deflecting the jet stream further south as it crosses the Atlantic toward the UK and therefore pulling cold air South with more regularity this winter.

Looking in more detail, the first major plunge of cold air from the north is expected shortly before mid month in December, perhaps around the 10th, snow is a distinct possibility particularly in northern and western parts. Christmas at this stage though looks fairly mild, so perhaps not another white one this year. The period between Christmas and New Year may well provide us with a real shock, as a major pattern change is expected with cold air again forcing itís way across the UK.

January is expected to be the coldest month of the winter; perhaps the coldest since the famous freeze of 1987. More than one cold spell is expected during January, with widespread snow and freezing temperatures a distinct possibility.

February is currently looking to be a milder month, although the cold air may well hang around for the first two weeks.

Overall, as indicated at the beginning, this winter is expected to be far colder than experienced in recent years, so the obvious issues that this brings will need planning for. The other major factor in this forecast is the rainfall, with 2 of the 3 winter months expected to yield below average rainfall, this could signal further issues with drought next year.

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---NOTES FOR EDITORS---
Net-weather having been established for 3 years this February and is rapidly establishing itself as one of the UKís most trusted weather forecasting companies. The public facing part of net-weather is the website www.net-weather.co.uk , but alongside that the business provides forecasts and data to a range of commercial clients.

This press release is a summary of the full net-weather seasonal forecast for this winter (written by long range forecast specialist Ian Brown), this is not publicly available on www.net-weather.co.uk until Monday 14th November, but if you wish to read a copy prior to that date, please contact us using the details below.

---SENDER---
Paul Michaelwaite
E-mail paul@net-weather.co.uk
Telephone 01293 426936

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Submitted by:Paul Michaelwaite
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