Are we going to get some proper winter weather before the end of the year? There’s no knowing what December will bring, but predictions out to the end of November are looking for things to remain fairly mild, if getting a bit more unsettled as the days go by.
The Guardian has two articles which are relevant and interesting; one about the weather in October, which was unusually warm across the UK, and one about the same in November, which is set to be the mildest in 300 years (and therefore the mildest on record), unless something changes drastically. Temperatures above 15°C have happened in a few places in Ireland, which is downright strange.
It is, of course, still autumn in meteorological terms; December, January and February are the real winter months, and while it’s mild now, that really has little enough bearing on the weather through the rest of the season. Peter O’Donnell’s forecast has January as the coldest one, which is much more in line with the “traditional” British Isles winter. I do feel like I’m about ready for some colder weather.