Reading weather: Christmas snow forecast for Slough, Bracknell and other towns in Berkshire
“Colder periods” are forecast for Berkshire in November as the county plunges into winter – which may mean a small chance of snow near Christmas time.
Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: “Temperatures will be about normal for the time of year in the southeast, however, we could see cold spells in late November.”
Asked about the likelihood of snowfall this month, Maxey said “there is mention of winter periods” outside the north of the region “so not expected in Berkshire”.
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On the Met Office’s website for long-term weather in the UK, they explain that “towards the end of November and early December there are signs of an increased likelihood of north-to-northwest winds”.
Essentially, this means that global temperatures are likely to drop slightly below average, “although some milder periods cannot be ruled out.”
According to the website: “In such models, the most unstable, wettest, and windiest conditions are often found in the northern regions, while the most stable, drier, and brightest conditions are found. mainly in the south. “
However, the website also mentions that: “there is a slightly higher than normal risk of some winter conditions, especially in the north”
The AccuWeather weather website predicts that the first time we see below freezing weather in Reading, Berkshire, it will be November 26, with an ice age forecast starting December 18.
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Slough is expected to be below zero for the first time this winter on December 13, with no ice spells forecast.
Wokingham is expected to be plunged into sub-freezing temperatures from November 26, and periods of freezing rain are forecast for December 27.
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Newbury is also expected to see below zero temperatures on November 26 and is expected to see its first wave of ice and potentially snow on December 16. There is no sign of snow on Christmas Day, however, snow can be likely two days later in December. 27.
Likewise, Bracknell could experience freezing temperatures below zero from November 23 and could experience freezing cold, with the risk of snow on December 16.
Windsor and Maidenhead could drop below zero on December 13 and are not expected to experience a period of ice or snow.
These weather forecasts could change, however, as the MET office says that when it comes to long-range forecasts, “we have to recognize that many outcomes are possible.”
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