Snow Folklore

If there is no snow before January, there will be more in March and April

If the snowflake increases in size, a thaw will follow

When the snow falls dry it means to lie, but flakes light and soft bring rain after

Year of snow, fruit will grow

When stars flicker in the sky, rain or snow will follow soon

Snow and frost in the autumn mean that January will be mild

Much snow in February forecasts a fine summer

Snowstorm in May gives weight to the hay

If it snows on Christmas night then the hop harvest 'twill be alright'

If the first snow of the winter falls on damp, soft ground it indicates a small ahead. However, if the ground is hard and frozen, there will be a good harvest in the coming year

When snow falls dry, it means to lie, however flakes light and soft, bring rain oft


Snow forecast for the period 14 - 20 January 2018 across the UK

14th - Central and Northern Scotland

15th - N Ireland, western, northern and central Scotland

16th - Many areas of the UK

17th - Many areas of the UK

18th - Many areas of the UK

19th - Western and central Scotland

20th - Western and central Scotland