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‘Troll of Trondheim’ storm could hit Wales

04 Dec 2022 2 minute read

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Move over ‘Beast from the East’, Wales might be looking at a blast from the past if the snow forecasts are correct.

The whole of the UK can expect temperatures to plummet in the coming days with the arrival of a dramatically named wintry storm called the ‘Troll of Trondheim’.

Forecasters say a spell of low pressure originating from Norway is expected to hit the UK, resulting in plunging temperatures.

Meteorologist Jim Dale of the British Weather Services warned that December 10-15 will bring the “worst” of the cold spell.

He said: “In Scandinavia, north of Norway, pressure is starting to go low – and that low elongates and will move towards us carrying the cloud with it, but also low-pressure bringing precipitation which is bound to be snow. Scotland will be the first to taste this.

“I think what’s happening is the low-pressure zone is coming south and through the North Sea. We will see where it goes – whether it will affect the Midlands and south – which at the moment it probably will.”

He also tweeted out a warning that few parts of the UK will “emerge” unscathed.


While yellow weather warnings have been issued for parts of Scotland and the north of England for this week, Wales is in for a cold and turbulent time too.

The weather front is expected to hit parts of north and mid Wales from Thursday, over the weekend and into the middle of December.

Although snow is only forecast for certain days, and could be just a dusting, icy temperatures dropping to -3 and freezing rain are also expected, according to WXCharts Met Desk.

The last widespread white Christmas in Wales was 2010, when over 80 per cent of UK weather stations recorded snow on the ground – last year it was just 1 per cent.

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Cynan again
Cynan again
1 year ago

The movie Troll, set in Norway just dropped on Netflix. The Troll was found on Dovre Mountain next to Trondheim. Coincidence?!

Argol fawr
Argol fawr
1 year ago

“expected to hit the UK, resulting in plunging temperatures…. dropping to -3”.

Cynan again
Cynan again
1 year ago
Reply to  Argol fawr

So … t-shirt weather.
The Tory Financial and energy crisis will kill off far more people than a little inclement weather.

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