Whether you dream or fear white Christmashere are our chances of seeing snow on the big day.
That met office has implemented several amber warnings for snow and ice for this weekend and we expect more snow in the coming weeks.
As we count down the days to December 25, the National Weather Service has told Brits to expect persistent cold conditions and wintry showers, mainly expected along coasts.
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Here’s what the Met Office’s long-term forecast predicts, as well as the bookmaker’s odds, on whether Christmas Day will be white (and merry and bright).
Will it snow in the UK on Christmas Day?
BetVictor has reduced its chances of our chances of a white Christmas after our recent cold snap.
Here are the betting odds on which UK cities are most likely to see snow on December 25th.
- Edinburgh (Airport) – Yes 11/4
- Belfast (Airport) – Yes 7/2
- Glasgow (Airport) – Yes 7/2
- Liverpool (Airport) – Yes 4/1
- Manchester (Airport) – Yes 4/1
- Newcastle (Airport) – Yes 4/1
- Birmingham (Airport) – Yes 4/1
- Leeds (Airport) – Yes 4/1
- London (City Airport) – Yes 9/2
Met Office releases UK long-term Christmas weather forecast
The Met Office has released a long term forecast (up to 6th January 2023 at the time of writing) giving us an idea of whether we will see snowflakes this Christmas.
Snow showers are expected to persist across the north east of Britain between December 13th and 22nd.
The meteorologist has reported that it will be “bitterly cold” in locations with moderate to strong winds in the south and west.
Most of us will continue to experience cold conditions with wintry showers mostly along the coasts.
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The Met Office has said it will often be dry and cold inland with widespread hard freezes and patchy freezing fog, there is a chance of cloud, rain and high winds that may bring snow for a time.
Temperatures are likely to be below normal ahead of the big day, but may rise in the south later in this period.
Looking ahead December 23 to January 6, the Met Office says conditions can be highly variable with some rain and sometimes snow.
It added: “Colder and more settled conditions with occasional wintry showers could continue, particularly in the north.
“Temperatures gradually approach average again towards the end of December and beginning of January.”
For your latest weather forecast visit the Met Office website.
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