Weather Warnings as 'Polar Flume' Hits UK

The summer this year in the UK was the coldest for four years, with the average temperature between 1st June and 31st August reaching a miserable 13.92°C. A chilly, wet start to September will continue into next week, with people in Scotland and Northern England being particularly hard-hit. Botanical Group Services offer a comprehensive array of gritting services and snow clearance designed to keep your business open as usual.

Met Office and Weather Channel forecasts have predicted:

  • Cold - Temperatures will drop below freezing in parts of Scotland and northern England during the night while, in the daytime, the mercury will struggle to reach the mid-teens

  • Wind - Strong air movements from the east will make the temperature feel even lower, particularly in the highlands of Scotland where gusts are expected to hit 60mph. Hikers in the area have been warned to be vigilant and not to attempt any dangerous ascents

  • Snow - Areas of high altitude, such as the West Highlands and Cairngorms in Scotland, will almost certainly see a covering a snow

  • Frost & Ice - Gritting services are already being engaged to deal with the frost and ice that will accompany the unseasonal low temperatures - trucks have been spotted up and down the country, especially in Lincolnshire

The inclement weather is due to a ‘polar plume’, an unusual occurrence during British summertime. This plume, accompanied by a large low-pressure area over the west of the UK, causes chilled air to come sweeping down from the Arctic, bringing extreme weather conditions such as the golf ball-sized hailstones, frequent lightning and flash floods reported in Birmingham on Tuesday 1st September.

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Don’t get caught out by the fickle UK weather - choose Botanical Group Services for the very best gritting services and snow clearance, carried out by our highly-skilled team using reliable quality equipment.

10th September 2015, 10:44