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The Christmas Day weather forecasts for the UK have dropped

Dreaming of a white one? You probably won’t be in luck, according to the latest Met Office predictions

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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The UK has really been through it with the weather recently. First we had Storm Arwen, covering some parts of the country in snow and locking people in a pub for days with an Oasis tribute band. Just as we were recovering, Storm Barra arrived, leaving many residents of the North-East without power. 

So there’s a whole load reasons to care about the weather on Christmas Day this year (it’s not just about the chance of snow – although that’s definitely a big part of it). Luckily, the Met Office have just dropped their predictions. 

And... it’s not looking great for pristine Instagram shots of the lush British countryside. The weather generally looks pretty iffy over the festive period, with high winds and rain expected, and it seems there’s little chance of a white Christmas either. While the big boys at the Met Office can’t accurately predict whether it’ll snow on the 25th until five days before, at the minute there’s apparently only a 5 percent chance this will happen.

That snowball fight might be off the cards, then. But whether or not we wake up to fresh white blankets on Christmas Day, we can still dream about it. And as the experts at the Met Office point out, we’re much more likely to get a decent amount of snow in January and February, anyway. Huzzah!

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