Bucks will get snow, says forecaster

Bucks Free Press: Will Wycombe be seeing more snow like this again this winter? Will Wycombe be seeing more snow like this again this winter?

SNOW will be falling before Christmas in Bucks in what will be a colder than average winter, a Bucks forecaster said today.

But residents need not get out their shovels quite yet.

Jim Dale, of British Weather Services, based in Hazlemere, told the BFP the white stuff is odds on for December, but not likely before then.

Some parts of Britain have already started seeing snow already but Bucks will not be added to that list yet, Mr Dale said.

He said: “Snow in December is odds-on based on what we're looking at. We think there will be snow this side of Christmas.

"That doesn't mean Christmas Day of course but it does mean we will see the odd occasion when that will be the case.

"The art or the science of it is to say how long, whether it lasts, how protracted and how deep it goes but at the moment it's more likely than not.

“Expect the winter as a whole to be colder on average in our area and drier on average.

“That isn't to say we're expecting a repeat of 2010 but but there are some good signs will have to watch our back at times, so to speak.

“In other words, we will occasionally dip into the more severe side of winter and will have to keep our eyes on that - although nothing this side of November 20.”

However, in the immediate future, residents in Bucks can expect more temperate weather.

This week coming will be predominantly dry and less cold and the weakness just gone, Mr Dale forecast.

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7:22pm Sun 4 Nov 12

Dr Truth says...

Somebody somewhere at the BFP must be sitting back questioning whether they are still operating as a news outlet, surely?
Somebody somewhere at the BFP must be sitting back questioning whether they are still operating as a news outlet, surely? Dr Truth

7:56pm Sun 4 Nov 12

erm says...

so winter might be cold at times...with possible snow. I am so glad I read this article as I wasn't expecting that
so winter might be cold at times...with possible snow. I am so glad I read this article as I wasn't expecting that erm

9:24pm Sun 4 Nov 12

realist_highwycombe says...

Ah good old Jim Dale has been wheeled out again!!

And, wait for it, he is basically saying - we might get snow at Xmas. What a prediction!
Ah good old Jim Dale has been wheeled out again!! And, wait for it, he is basically saying - we might get snow at Xmas. What a prediction! realist_highwycombe

9:41pm Sun 4 Nov 12

geoffW says...

The Bucks Free Press ..... the Jim Dale free publicity machine.

Must be a drink in it for someone.
The Bucks Free Press ..... the Jim Dale free publicity machine. Must be a drink in it for someone. geoffW

10:57pm Sun 4 Nov 12

Michael, HP7 says...

Either Jim - Please Could You Fix the bad typo in the last sentence?
It currently forecasts: 'less cold and the weakness just gone'
Try: 'less cold than the week that has just gone'
Thanks, mwa mwa, that's better
Either Jim - Please Could You Fix the bad typo in the last sentence? It currently forecasts: 'less cold and the weakness just gone' Try: 'less cold than the week that has just gone' Thanks, mwa mwa, that's better Michael, HP7

3:18pm Mon 5 Nov 12

stevet123 says...

Michael, HP7 wrote:
Either Jim - Please Could You Fix the bad typo in the last sentence?
It currently forecasts: 'less cold and the weakness just gone'
Try: 'less cold than the week that has just gone'
Thanks, mwa mwa, that's better
mmmm, what date should i go for a wager at Betfred and what odds will i get, but my guess is when the wind drops the motorway noise is quite, birds stop singing 90% chance of snow
[quote][p][bold]Michael, HP7[/bold] wrote: Either Jim - Please Could You Fix the bad typo in the last sentence? It currently forecasts: 'less cold and the weakness just gone' Try: 'less cold than the week that has just gone' Thanks, mwa mwa, that's better[/p][/quote]mmmm, what date should i go for a wager at Betfred and what odds will i get, but my guess is when the wind drops the motorway noise is quite, birds stop singing 90% chance of snow stevet123

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