According to the Daily Mail Online Britain needs to brace itself for one of its coldest winters in 30 years as 'Beast from East' is predicted to make a return.
- January-February 2020 could rank as seventh coldest winter in past 30 years according advanced forecast
Analysing current sea temperatures and weather systems over the north Atlantic scientists are able to predict what is to head our way in four month's time - and it's going to be very cold.
Freezing Arctic air is set to descend on the UK in the first months of next year as the Gulf stream will sidestep Britain, leaving us without the rise in temperature it normally brings to the British Isles from the Atlantic and Caribbean sea.
- Scientists are able to predict four months in advance analysing affects of sunlight and pressures on jet stream
Despite the weather forecast being very premature, four months before this weather is set to hit, the extreme weather predictions were spotted by climate prediction experts at University College London
But before the cold blast, warmer weather is on the way, with some forecasters suggesting it could turn out to be the hottest September on record, with highs of 80F.
The team, led by professor Mark Saunders, told The Sunday Times:
'This would rank the 2020 January-February central England temperature as the coldest winter since 2013 and January-February 2020 as the seventh coldest winter in the past 30 years.'
However the predictions, which attempt one of the longest-range forecasts in history, are not set in stone - with scientists claiming there's a '57 per cent chance the central England temperature will be colder than in 2018'.
Studying the jet stream has long been an indicator of weather to come, but new methods used by UCL researchers, measuring changes in sunlight and other factors that affect the 200mph Gulf stream, has allowed predictions to be made much further ahead.
With Britain's hottest temperature on record, 101.66F (38.7C), recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Garden in July, the UK may now be set to experience one of its harshest winters yet.
- Britain's hottest temperature on record, 101.66F (38.7C), was recorded in July, now the UK may be set to experience one of its harshest winters
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