first_imgBRITISH weather forecasters are predicting an avalanche of snow for western Britain next week – with forecasters here in Ireland warning we could be getting the same.And one thing is for sure – it’s going to get very cold in Donegal next week.An Irish weather and climate specialist says the cold front from Russia will battle with warmer fronts from the Atlantic over Ireland and Britain next week. Commenting on the uncertainty in relation to the coming week’s weather, TMT Senior Forecaster Peter O’Donnell stated: “Forecast models have been shifting around considerably and during the day on Tuesday the general consensus was heavily towards much colder weather next week.“Now I find that that change has been partially but not totally reversed. We are also seeing a role reversal of leading models like what happened in December when there was a rather similar threat.“This is all stated to explain my decision to hedge my forecast outlook for next week because the outcome most likely is transitional, not a full-on cold spell and not a complete return to mild either.”The Meteo Times forecast is calling it 50/50. “I think we’re dealing with an uncertain situation where percentage chances are needed to give some realistic guidance. But I do continue to believe that sooner or later, the U.K. and Ireland can expect spells of severe winter weather,” said Peter.“If that begins next week, it may back off for a time before returning in stronger concentrations. The timing is not the only factor to consider, people would be wise to prepare for a wintry period of some length given the combination of evident risk and ongoing stratospheric warming events. This concern would not be reduced if next week’s cold happens to be downgraded later in the forecast period,” he added.Joan Blackburn from Met Eireann says they aren’t calling it yet, other than to say that very cold weather is on the way.But in Britain forecasters are insisting that up to 10cms of snow is on the way – along with temperatures of -15C. IS DONEGAL SET TO BE HIT WITH SNOW AND -15C TEMPERATURES IN REPEAT OF 2010 BIG FREEZE? was last modified: January 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IS DONEGAL SET TO BE HIT WITH SNOW AND -15C TEMPERATURES IN REPEAT OF 2010 BIG FREEZE?last_img