How many of you are wishing for snow to fall over Christmas?
I have to say I quite like snow and I do wish for some every year; especially at Christmas.
But for the garden industry a heavy and prolonged snowfall can mean a great deal of difficulty in terms of loss of vital cash flow and delayed or cancelled work. Combined with the harsh financial climate, many will be wishing it won't snow or at least that it's brief.
This Met Office infographic (below) log white Christmases over the last fifty years. It seems we've had more snow lying on the ground through Christmas day from 2000 to 2010 than any other period (funny how this global warming works, isn't it;-0)
Will it snow over Christmas this year?
There's always a strong possibility of snow somewhere in the British Isles over Christmas. The Met Office report that at least one snowflake has fallen on Christmas Day no fewer than 38 times in the last 52 years.
The Met Office say that they will only know for sure if it is going to snow just five days before Christmas.
However it's been reported recently that a huge high pressure over Scandinavia has increased the likelihood of some fluffy precipitation.
If it does snow you can record it on this interactive snow map: you can even add a photo.