We have certainly had a lovely Autumn so far this year, the weather has been warm and the sun has been out for a good portion of it. However it may be that we have been a little lucky. According to weather forecasts we should certainly take advantage of the mild Autumn that is sweeping the nation at present. It is predicted that we could be in for a Siberian winter in the next few weeks. Thermometers are set to plummet and reach a perishing low of around -15C in a fortnight. Weather forecasters across the UK have warned that the weather could be as cold as it was last Christmas and it is advised to prepare now for the inevitable cold weather that is bound to come through.
Last year there was a shortage of rock salt, if the temperatures are to hit below zero then you can rest assured that people will be flocking to the shop in a mad rush again tis year to try to get their hands on some. Forecasters are predicating that people attempt to get their hand on a large bag of rock salt before the bad weather comes in. It is a wise investment, even if it is not used this year it's a guarantee that it will be needed in the future. Rock salt is perfect to place o your driveway, pathway or patio area to help prevent the ice from forming. It is also advised to place rock salt or grit on top of formed ice to reduce the risk of slipping.
Everyone loves the first snow, especially around the Christmas period. Kids are all off of school and love playing out in it. Rock salt was not the only thing that there seemed to be a shortage of last year. With the record amount of snow fall last year, sledges were hard to come by. That been said, snow shovels are an essential winter item. You don't want to be stranded in your home because of the pathways and driveways been full of snow. Owning a durable snow shovel is a must here in the UK. As we all know the side roads and streets do not get the needed attention from the snow ploughs so many of us tend to get stranded on our streets and have to dig our way out. It all may seem a little daunting, however preparation is key. Being prepared for the inevitable cold and freezing weather this winter and stocking up on the necessary winter accessories is a strong recommendation. After all it is better to be safe than sorry.