We will see - our weather does seem to be in a cold pattern. In England you are never that far from the sea, and in the North you are never far from the hills either. So whether the wind is off the sea, or coming over the hills with a rainshadow and fohn effect can make a huge difference - and with low-level temperatures odften close to freezing poijt and an unusually high adiabatic lapse rate, altitude also makes much more difference than in many other countries. So although our hills and mountains aren't remotely high by European standards, snow-capped hills with no snow on the low ground is surprisingly common.Thanks for explaining. In recent years we also started to get winters without snow which was unusual in the 80s.
Current models suggest more snow and another arctic blast for the UK next week.