Dreams of a white Christmas in Surrey will now have to wait until the end of the year but we could be due to dust this month according to two forecasters.
Christmas Day came and passed without a snowflake in the Surrey skies and New Years Eve even saw a record high temperature of 15.8C in the UK – not exactly the kind of weather you would hope for see snow during the holiday season.
The last White Christmas in Surrey was in 1970 and the last heavy snowfall in the county was in January and February 2021, although we saw snow showers in early December.
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However, there could be a light blanket of snow towards Surrey in January.
According to AccuWeather, a dab of snow up to 0.3cm could fall over parts of Surrey this month and the Met Office does not disagree.
In Woking on January 18, a rain or snow shower of 0.1 cm is forecast in the morning according to AccuWeather. It should clear up in the afternoon with patches of showers and overcast clouds.
A similar picture is forecast for Egham, Staines and Farnham on the same day – but with 0.2cm of snow expected in the morning.
While 0.3cm of snow could fall in parts of Surrey Heath, again on the morning of January 18th.
The Met Office’s long-term forecast also suggested that snow could fall between January 18 and February 2.
However, the south of the UK could be lacking as he put it: “The colder periods are likely to bring a risk of snow at times, but mainly on the northern heights.”
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