BRITS are being told to ready themselves for the whitest winter in 27 years by a weather guru who studies thousand-year-old moon charts to predict the climate.
David King, 78, claims the UK will be hit by devastating blizzards similar to those seen in 1991 when millions were left without power and water for days as four metres drifts hit the country.
The amateur climatologist said most of the snow will fall in January when freezing conditions will arrive spark blizzards and travel chaos.
The retired Metropolitan Police constable uses ancient moon charts and studies plant, bird and animal behaviour to forecast the weather.
He told the Evening Standard: “In next couple of months there will be some snow in northern parts of the UK but certainly below Birmingham and Norwich there will be no snow, or no snow of any consequence, through until after Christmas.
“The start of the New Year will be a different ball game. It is going to be very cold, there will be a lot of snow and there will be travel problems. In the south it will get down to -5C.
He has been forecasting the weather for the last 40 years, and regularly gives advance warning to farmers
He added: “Last September I said it would be the earliest and warmest spring for years, the summer warm and damp and the autumn stormy, damp and very mild, so far so good.”
“The predominant feature for January is cold, blizzards to start the month then frost which will freeze the snow, followed by more snow with another freezing session of ice. Finally more frost to end the month."
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