Cold and frosty for the foreseeable future

Date published: 27 November 2023

Winter officially, and meteorologically-speaking, starts on Friday and we enter it with temperatures well-below average and with a moderate frosts on the go.

But, snow is what we all want, yeah?

Well it's not everyone's favourite ingredient and it looks like this lengthy cold spell is going to be wasted when it comes to a decent snowfall, according to Oldham weather expert Jon Baylis.

Here's Jon's latest forecast for the days ahead:

Tomorrow (Thursday): Cold and frosty with some localised mist or fog which might be slow to clear.

Otherwise dry with sunny spells.

A little breezy.

Max 3°C Min -4°C.

Friday: Similar pattern continues.

Sunny by day, once fog/low-cloud lifts, frosty by night. Dry. 

Max 3°C Min -4°C.

Weekend: Perhaps more in the way of cloud with the chance of some wintry showers.

Saturday: Early freezing fog will clear to bright or sunny spells but some wintry showers, snow above 150m, could be knocking around.

Hard to say at this stage but more possible than earlier in the week. A bitter day. 

Max 2°C Min -3°C.

Sunday: Cloudier with some bright spells and again the chance of some scattered wintry showers.

Nothing significant. 

Max 3°C Min -2°C.

Outlook: We remain in the cold air, so more frosts to come but currently the models show a change will arrive around the 6th/7th of December, as we switch to a more south-westerly airflow bringing less cold air and eventually some rain and wind.

It will have been a cold start to winter and disappointing to not have taken advantage of this and had some decent snowfall.

Knowing our winters, the next cold spell will be March.

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