Hello folks and welcome to the latest "Rotter blog",
Every year (earlier and earlier) we hear the song “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” and we analyse and try to predict how likely one might be. This year is no different, despite the vast majority of Scotland experiencing a rather clement start to December.
It may seem unbelievable, but the last time we had a white Christmas here in the UK was in 2010. That said, snow seekers might be pleased to read the latest from the Met office....
White Christmas Forecast
The latest outlook from the Met Office weather models say that snow should be expected over high ground in the north on December 25th. This makes Scotland the place to be if you want to see out 2016 with a white Christmas.
If you live by the old adage that the bookies are rarely wrong then odds as low as 3-1 are being offered on Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow having snowfall on Christmas Day.
Like all weather forecasts, the closer we get to the day the more accurate the predictions will get, the most accurate being five days beforehand.
Be careful what you wish for though, thick blankets of snow on rooftops might be the pretty to look at but they also hold a lot water weight. This can lead to structural damage, such as weakening of timbers and masonry or broken gutters, which can result in a number of damp problems.
The temperatures required for snow can also lead to other problems like frozen pipes.
Protect your property
If the Met Office is right, and Scotland is likely to get heavy snow in December, it is worth remembering that prevention is better than cure. So if you think your property could be affected, get in touch with the experts.
Until next time - Awra best,