Winter is coming to Somerset as it always does, and this time, it is bringing up to three weeks of freezing conditions. Trusted weather forecasters predict that a polar blast arriving from the North pole will usher in three weeks of extreme cold.
Sarah Kent, from the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, says, “Winds turn to the north from Thursday, bringing cold polar air and much cooler temperatures across all parts by the weekend.” Meteorologists have cautioned that the temperatures will reach “mostly below normal” temperatures until November 17.
It will become quite cold, with even a little frost in some places. The minimum temperature is predicted to be 3°C. She calls for preparations against the cold, saying, “After mild temperatures, it will be time for woolly jumpers and hats.”
Other regions are to be alert, as she says, “There could be snow lying on the high ground at the weekend, with temperatures low enough for wintry showers mainly in the north Pennines, north-east England, and Scotland. If the wind direction changes, other areas could be at risk.”
Forecasters also warned that November may likely be even colder than usual. WeatherAction cautions that a polar vortex could cause the temperatures to plummet so low it may be possible to set freezing records in October. Arctic winds may mean that thermometers may possibly drop close to freezing overnight, making it feel even colder.
People are to exercise caution and be prepared for the incoming polar blast.