SNOW and ice ahead as weather experts say this winter could be the coldest in 30 years!
Fermanagh could be set to freeze over winter as forecasters have predicted wintery and cold conditions for the start of 2020.
Researchers from a University in London have warned that the ‘Beast from the East’ could return bigger and more bitter than last year. The team of scientists from University College London studied sea temperatures and air pressure over the north Atlantic Ocean to determine just how cold the coming winter months will be. An extended-range forecast predicts temperatures could plunge next January and February, trumping even 2018’s Beast from the East, which caused widespread disruption. The researchers have worryingly predicted an average temperature of just 3.9 degrees from January to February.
Last year, wintery showers and flurries of snow fell over Fermanagh cause disruption for motorists and commuters. Heavy snow fell in the Knocks, Boho, Roslea and Irvinestown, while Cuilcagh Mountain and other tourist attractions were closed for days due to the weather.
While many media outlets are warning of the possibility of a cold winter, local weather forecaster Donegal Weather Channel has warned followers to be aware of the headlines about a long and cold weather saying ‘it’s not even near winter yet.’
However, Donegal Weather Channel is also predicting some good news have posted that Fermanagh could be set to bask in an Indian summer.
While this summer hasn’t been great for sunshine, September could end with sunny days and high temperatures.
Over the coming weekend, temperatures could reach as high as 20 degrees lasting into next week with temperatures predicted to reach 24 to 25 degrees over a period of five to seven days. Kenneth from Donegal Weather Channel explained “Currently nearly all models are now showing strong signs that this will happen as a strong ridge of high pressure looks set to build south of Ireland next Friday into the weekend. This spell of weather would be much welcomed by all especially farmers.”
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