Brits prepare for white Christmas as polar blast freezes UK and snow ‘returns’

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    Forecasters can now confirm snow on Christmas Day is "guaranteed", after uncertainty on when snowfall was going to rear its head again.

    A 'shifting polar front' will return the nation to the same freezing temperatures it had experienced last week, the Express reports.

    Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “By the end of the week the northerly airstream will have moved into Scotland as the Polar front shifts back over the UK.

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    “This could bring snow or sleet to the region before the cold air sinks into northern England by Saturday, and there will be more showery rain across the country through the end of the week.

    “By the time we get to Christmas Eve, low pressure will have gone, and that northerly air will be across most of the country.

    “It might be that the far south and the southeast may just escape and stay slightly milder.

    “In terms of snow on Christmas Day, we can now be sure of something across parts of Scotland.”

    Despite forecasts of snow on Christmas Day, it could fall earlier, with some forecasts suggesting that it could occur as early as today due to the continuing sweep of Polar air causing the decline in temperature.

    James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “It is becoming increasingly likely that we will see a return to cold conditions and the risk of snow in time for Christmas.

    “Temperatures will start to drop from Thursday brining wintry downpours to the north, and these could become more widespread by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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    “We can now say that for large parts of the north at least, a true White Christmas is on the cards".

    Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati spoke on the betting odds of a White Christmas saying that they have "plummeted with the temperatures over the last few days".

    He said: "We now look nailed on to see snow throughout the UK next Sunday."


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