Christmas weather

Very cold but mainly weather is expected during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with the chance of scattered snow showers along some eastern coasts.

Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will be dry but with daytime temperatures remaining below freezing during the day and very low overnight”.

Met Office forecasters continued: “For most places, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will have a respite from the snow but there will some severe frosts and freezing fog patches at night. So, while there will still be snow lying on Christmas Day the day itself is expected to be dry and fine in most parts of the UK. At this stage, only the places that might see snow showers on Christmas Day are some eastern coasts of England and Scotland. The cold weather is expected to last into Boxing Day too”.

Below is a media forecast for use in print publications. All temperatures are in degrees Celsius and represent those likely to be seen in urban areas. Rural areas are likely to be significantly colder at night. For the latest weather forecasts and warnings you should refer to the Met Office website where regional and location based forecasts are available for the next 5 days.

  Southern England Northern England Scotland
Christmas Eve Bright. Very cold. Possible snow/ showers on east coast

Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright and very cold. Possible snow showers on east coast

Max: Zero
Min:  minus 10

Bright and very cold. A few coastal snow showers.

Max: Zero
Min:  minus 10

Christmas Day Dry and bright but risk of snow showers on east coast. Very cold

Max:  minus 2
Min:  minus 8

Dry and bright but very cold

Max: minus 3
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.

Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Boxing Day Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west. Very cold.

Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west. Very cold.

Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright at first sleet or snow late. Very cold.

Max: Zero
Min: minus 6

Christmas Monday Mainly dry risk of sleet or snow, perhaps drier in east

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Mainly dry and bright but very cold.

Max: Zero

Min: minus 4

Mainly dry and bright but chance of snow in the west.

Max: 2

Min minus 5

 

Christmas Tuesday Rather cloudy, wintry mix of rain, sleet or snow.

Max: 4

Min: minus 2

Rather cloudy with wintry showers.

Max: 3

Min: minus 2

Chance of wintry showers.

Max: 3

Min: minus 1

Source: Met Office      

 

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