Weather forecasters have predicted an especially harsh winter for Ireland this year, with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures expected. It will be one of the coldest winters the country has experienced in years.
According to the Irish Examiner, meteorologists say that recent solar activity levels, high Siberian snow cover last month, and volcanic emission patterns in Iceland all indicate Ireland is in for a brutal winter this year.
“As we progress throughout November, it is going to become gradually colder across many parts of Ireland, in particular from around the mid-month point when it is likely to become exceptionally cold at times,” said Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden
“The worst-case and more plausible scenario could bring something on a similar par to the winter of 2009/2010, which was the coldest in 31 years, or an event close to 2010/2011, which experienced the coldest December in 100 years.
“February and into spring may also not escape an extension of these waves of cold and widespread snow at times. However, there are some conflicting signals for December at present, which could introduce some milder and rather unsettled interludes of weather at times.”
In contrast Australia is set for a very HOT and DRY summer.
Drought conditions are likely to persist into summer in eastern Australia, with hotter and drier conditions predicted across much of the continent.
Where will you be this winter?