SNOW ALERT: Wokingham could see significant snow fall on Tuesday AND Thursday this week

Met Office issues revised forecasts for snow on two days this week

The latest weather forecasts have been made available and it now looks like Wokingham could be in for two days of snow this week.

Yesterday, the Met Office released a weather warning for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning – it thinks up to four inches (10cm) could fall, depending on where the snow settles.

The forecasts still show Wokingham being hit with snow and rain showers, but a new forecast has emerged showing that there could be snow falling on Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to be just above freezing, but wind chill will make it feel colder. As a result, the snow may not settle and no weather warnings have yet been issued.

But the Met Office thinks snow will fall from around 3pm on Thursday, January 31, and continue until late evening.

Snow is very difficult to forecast. It depends on certain atmospheric conditions and the Met Office can’t be certain exactly where the snow will fall.

Some online forecasters are saying that Wokingham and the south east could see that 10cm tomorrow but others suggest that the borough could just see rain.

In short, no one knows for certain what will happen until the weather arrives from France.

The French Met Office, MeteoFrance, has called the snow storm Storm Gabriel and hits the continent in the afternoon.

Google’s translation of this tweet:

“Forecast || The Depression Gabriel is expected to approach the country from the west this Tuesday afternoon. Consequences: sustained winds on the Atlantic coast, 110 to 130 km / h in the evening and snowfall in the night of Tuesday at sea. In particular the Center-Val de Loire in the south Île-de-France.”


Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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