No white Christmas for Coventry

December 24, 2008

Put the carrot back in the fridge … there’ll be no snowmen in Coventry this Christmas.

Despite parts of the city’s canal icing over this month (see right) forecasters say there is little prospect of snow.

When asked whether Coventry could see a white Christmas, Met Office weatherman Barry Gromett said: “Hell, cat’s, chance, in – rearrange that into a well known saying.

“I think it’s going to be particularly gloomy with respect to the weather.

"We’re going to have to rely on bucks fizz to keep our spirits up this year.

“It’s going to be cloudy, cold, probably about five or six degrees – maybe a spot of drizzle too.

“Boxing Day is probably going to get even colder – with a south east wind making it particularly unpleasant.”

Mr Gromett reckons to be in with a chance of snow, we need specific conditions.

He said: “It’s when warm air meets cold air and there is moisture too.

"What we have at the moment is cold continental air that is very dry.

“We don’t have the moisture or the mix of air.”
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