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Alert: we could actually be getting a white Christmas

The latest Met Office forecast does not rule out snow this weekend

Chiara Wilkinson
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Chiara Wilkinson

We recently woke up to a thick coat of snow across most of the UK. It was all pretty exciting and got us thinking: could a white Christmas actually be a reality this year? It’s close enough to the big day for the Met Office to make accurate weather predictions, and the results are in. 

Temperatures are apparently set to dip again due to a blast of Arctic air moving southwards at the weekend. This will cause parts of the country to be cold enough for snow to fall, and that makes it likely some will fall in parts of Scotland on December 25, when temperatures will be close to zero.

However, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris said that the chance of snow falling in the south of the country ‘is not high at the moment’, due to milder conditions (unlucky, guys). 

The Met Office website states that the weather outlook for Friday to Sunday will be ‘mild across the south for much of the period with rain at times but also some sunshine. Colder in the north with some snow possible, mainly for Scottish hills.’ For everyone else, there’s always next year, eh?

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