Brace yourself for freezin' Friday...but is it going to snow in Northamptonshire?

Forecasters hedging their bets over chances of white stuff landing in the county

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:20 pm

Weather watchers are continuing to hedge their bets over the chances of Northamptonshire seeing some snow in the next few days.

Forecasters have hinted at the "chance of wintry showers" on Friday and "some snow on the hills".

But local forecasters at @NNweather admitted although Friday will be decidedly chilly, we might not get too much of the white stuff.

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They said: "Thursday will be cold with showers, some of them heavy and around 5°C.

"Friday will be colder still at 3°C but with a windchill making it feel like MINUS ONE and some rain or sleet showers, although any hills will have a better chance of any rain or sleet turning a bit snowy later this week."

Meteorologists at Pitsford Weather Station — the official Met Office climate station based at Pitsford School — were a bit more wary, though.

They tweeted: "Turning colder over the next few days with an early warning of snow and some strong winds for Friday. "

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Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Although we’re going to see a few days with colder conditions, we shouldn’t be surprised that the start of winter brings a brief spell of wintry weather.

"Some parts of the UK, especially northern hills, may see snow, but for many this will only be short lived. We’ll be monitoring the forecast and we will issue further warnings accordingly.”

Meanwhile, chances of a white Christmas in Northampton appear to be increasing.

Jamie from @NNweather tweeted this week: "According to the latest long-range updates, we now have a 30 per cent chance of snow falling on Christmas Day — which is up from 25 per cent on the previous updates."