TEMPERATURES in the borough are set to plunge this weekend and there is a risk of snow flurries as winter arrives.
After a mild fortnight, caused in part by Storms Abigail and Barney, the mercury is plummeting as cold air arrives.
Earlier this week, the Maiden Erlegh School weather account warned on Twitter that this weekend could see a 45% chance of snowflakes falling and some of the lowest overnight November temperatures for 30 years.
— MaidenErleghWeather (@MESchoolweather) November 17, 2015
Saturday could see a high temperature of 3ºC, while Sunday will be warmer, reaching 6ºC.
However, a local weather expert feels that any chance of snow has thawed out.
Bernard Burton said that instead it should be a dry weekend with the possibility of sleet showers.
Speaking to The Wokingham Paper he said: “There will also be a strong northerly wind on Saturday.
“After all this mild weather it will feel bitter. It should be mainly dry, if we do get a shower it could be sleety but I am not expecting any snow cover in this area.
“The winter is too far away to predict. The weather will be changeable, with mild and cold interludes and rain at times.”