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Prepare your business for the 'Beast from the East'

Prepare your business for the 'Beast from the East'

Act now - scientists predict 2020 winter could be worse than ‘Beast from East'

Monday 23 September, 2019

If you haven’t got a winter gritting maintenance schedule in place it’s not too late. Call one of our Clearway Gritting team on 01727 851837, we offer a personalised gritting service, so your business stays open in any bad weather this winter.

Scientists expect Britain to face coldest winter in 30 years

Scientists from UCL believe Britain could face its coldest winter in more than 30 years, according to an advanced forecast which would see temperatures falling to well below freezing and a return to the ‘Beast from the East’ type conditions.  Scientists are predicting that January to February 2020 could see the seventh coldest winter conditions in the past 30 years as they expect freezing Arctic air to hit the UK in the New Year. The forecast was compiled by a team of researchers from UCL, led by professor Mark Saunders.  The four-month prediction resulted from analysis of the impact of sunlight and pressures on the jet stream

Andrew Sherriff, Director, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘The forecast compiled from UCL is just one of many that we review.  Given the current variability in global weather patterns it is difficult to accurately predict what type of weather we will experience this winter.  In July we experienced Britain’s hottest temperature on record at 38.7C in Cambridge University Botanic Garden, so it is possible that we could experience an extreme winter too.  We subscribe to both the Met Office and MetDesk weather services and follow their predictions, so we know when to expect bad weather. We make sure our winter gritting teams are prepared to go out to our customers so their business can remain open by removing snow and grit and salt their pathways, carparks, footpaths and private roads.  We ensure that whether your business is an office, retail park, industrial unit, university, supermarket or hospital your colleagues and customers can park safely in bad weather.’  

Peter Boniface, Operations Manager, Clearway Gritting, St Albans, Hertfordshire said:

‘We don’t know what type of winter to expect but our message is be prepared. When the ‘Beast from the East’ hit the south east in 2018 we were inundated with phone calls from people who wanted to use Clearway Gritting’s winter gritting and salting services.  The Clearway Gritting advice is to decide what type of winter gritting service you require now and get a winter gritting contract organised early. We offer pay per visit or fixed price winter gritting options that are available five, six or seven days a week. We employ a team of trained winter gritting specialists who work from seven depots in St Albans, Barnet, Bedford, Huntingdon, Harlow, High Wycombe and Aylesbury, to service private businesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, North London and Buckinghamshire.  If you haven’t got a winter gritting contract in place now is the time to consider it. We recommend you read our article - Choose a reliable winter gritting contractor follow our five-point service plan, so you ask any potential winter gritting contractor the right questions to get the service you require. For more information about the winter gritting maintenance that Clearway Gritting offers please contact one of our winter gritting specialists on 01727 851837. We have the largest centralised winter gritting service in the south east of England and Clearway Gritting has offered our gritting and salting services for sixteen years.’