Britain’s respite from December’s horrible cold snap appears to be over as forecasters warm of snow and ice heading our way.
The return of cold wind and snow is expected to be concentrated on the South East later today, although the cold weather of last time may not last.
Temperatures are forecast to stay between 1C (34F) and 4C (39F) for England and Wales, leading to conditions that should encourage the snow to melt.
December was one of the coldest months ever recorded in Britain, with an average temperature of -1C, colder than the previous lowest of 4.2C in December 1981 by quite some way.
Globally 2010 was one of the warmest years on record, but the UK had it’s 12th coldest year since records began, 100 years ago.
Gareth Harvey, a weather forecaster said of these latest reports, ”There might be just a few snow flakes or grains but we are not expecting any accumulations.
”It could be seen anywhere across the country but it is due to be concentrated in the South East during the course of the day.
”We are not expecting any settling and most places are due to stay dry. We have got quite a lot of low cloud across parts of England and Wales.”
Let’s hope that even if it does snow we are better prepared this time round.