Snow joke as Notts braces for cold snap
Gritters ready for Nottingham’s freezing fortnight
Nottingham is to be hit by a nationwide cold snap that will see temperatures drop below freezing. The temperature will peak at a dismal 4-5C and the bitterly cold conditions are expected to last for at least a fortnight.
Christmas may come early this week with snow expected in some places on higher ground. The slightest white spec will likely see freshers (meal-tray in hand) swarm the downs for some sledging fun. Some students in Lenton, however, may sit tight rather than brave the cold trek to campus.
If a slushy walk to campus isn’t your thing, you’ll likely be able to get the ever trusty 34 bus – Notts County Council says their fleet of gritters have been on “full 24/7 standby” since the start of November. And if this wasn’t good enough, they have a staggering 12,000 tonnes of salt more than government recommendations.
A Meteogroup forecaster said: “It does look like much of the UK is in for a cold spell through next week. For at least a week, there will be cold north-westerly winds.
“Temperatures through next week will be much lower than recently and generally below the November average. It will struggle to get up to four or five degrees and during the nights temperatures will be below zero quite widely, meaning frost across most places.”