Mild winter forecast as part of 'El Nino' effect
Preliminary forecasts, which take into account the El Nino effect, predict that Britain will have a mild winter this year, with temperatures above the 38.6F (3.7C) average for December.
January 2, 2010
Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict
Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned.
They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.
And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.
Well done chaps. Keep up the good work.