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

Snowcast

Snow forecast for the period 11 to 17 December 2011 across the UK

11th - Scotland

12th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

13th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

14th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

15th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

16th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

17th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England