Kent still dreaming of a white Christmas as forecaster predicts white stuff for Boxing Day
by Dave Weston
Kent's dreams of a white Christmas could still come true,
a county weatherman has predicted.
Amateur forecaster Shaun Maltby, from Strood, does not expect
Kent will be covered in the white stuff on Christmas Day.
But the 29-year-old said hopes remain high of a dusting of snow
from Boxing Day.
Shaun, who runs kent-weather.co.uk, said:
"There's a chance of snow arriving probably just after Christmas
- there's a chance of it on Boxing Day.
"The cold air will start filtering
down from the north on Christmas Day. It should arrive with us
possibly around Boxing Day time."
Although he said it is too early for
an accurate forecast for the big day, he fears we will have to wait
another year for picturesque white scenes on Tuesday.
Shaun, of Carnation
Road, believes the temperatures for Christmas Day will be just
too mild for snow to fall.
"It's looking mild on the day
itself," Shaun said. "Temperatures will probably be
slightly below what we'd expect to see for around this time of
"But they're a little bit too
warm than we would expect for snow."
Hopes are still high Kent
will see snow over Christmas
Mild temperatures of up to 10 Celsius
in Kent this week are expected to give way to colder weather by the
Christmas Eve should bring highs of
three Celsius - with temperatures likely to plunge below zero
towards Boxing Day.
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