Met Office says an ‘unsettled Christmas’ is likely with risk of rain expected

A chaotic several weeks of weather conditions in the UK has affected many as we enter Christmas weekend.

While snowfall on December 25th has been mentioned, several forecasters have predicted that not all areas in the UK may experience it, rather witnessing rainfall.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Oliver said: “An unsettled Christmas weekend is on the way for many, with those in the north and west seeing the most frequent and the heaviest showers.

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"High winds will affect some coasts through the weekend with gales in places, especially the north and west.

“Christmas Day will be unsettled for many, with the most frequent showers in the northern half of the UK and some more sporadic and mostly lighter showers further south.

"There is some uncertainty about the timing of colder air from the northwest, but it looks like this will introduce some snow showers to the northwest of Scotland late on Christmas Day.”

According to the Met Office, Christmas Eve in the southern and eastern parts of the UK is set to be a dry and mild day while the northern and western regions of the country are to experience spells of rain and shower.

The national weather service spoke on their forecast of Christmas saying that "unsettled weather with strong winds and spells of rain for many northern and western areas of the UK" will be continued.

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They added: "Whilst those further south won’t be immune to the occasional shower, the driest weather conditions are expected in central and eastern parts of England.

"A white Christmas, which is defined as a single snowflake falling anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day, is most likely in northwest Scotland later on Sunday."


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