Dramatic reductions in ocean temperature are predicted to cause the coldest winter in the UK for more than 50 years. Emergency services are gearing up for a repeat of the biting winter of 1962/63, which saws temperatures drop below -19°C, causing the sea off the coast of Kent to freeze. Be ready for a cold one - get your boiler parts and gas fire spares from us today!
Over the past 12 months, the temperature of the Gulf Stream, which delivers a warming flow of water to the UK and is responsible for the temperate climate we experience in relation to other countries on a similar latitude, has plummeted. This has led to a reduction in the speed of the current, removing our customary buffer against the bitter influx of cold air from the Arctic.
James Madden, a weather forecaster with Exacta Weather, said that the chill could begin as early as October, fuelled further by an abnormal decrease in solar activity. He said that the season is ‘of some real significance to us in terms of future weather patterns’ and went on to add that even parts of the south of the country could see snow before December.
Further problems are predicted with the arrival of the most powerful El Niño on record. El Niño is a periodical phenomenon in which Pacific Ocean temperatures rise, causing cold weather in the UK and Europe.
The root of the problem has been proposed to be the melting of the Greenland ice cap, which is causing immense amounts of fresh water to flow into the Atlantic Ocean. This fresh water floats in a layer above oceanic seawater, disturbing normal currents and preventing cool water from sinking to the ocean floor.
All of this means that it is now time to act to ensure that your home and/or business is fully prepared to deal with the onslaught of cold weather. Making sure that your heating and hot water systems are in optimum working condition is essential and HECAS are here to immediately deliver on all of your boiler, stove and gas fire spares requirements to keep you warm all winter.
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