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Now it’s set to get really, bizarrely warm over the festive period

We probably won’t be getting that white Christmas after all

Ella Doyle
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Ella Doyle

It’s been cold in the UK this week. Seriously cold. So cold, in fact, that we woke up to actual snow (which sent the nation into meltdown, as always). In some parts of the country, temperatures plummeted to unbelievable lows of -15C, which froze up train tracks and cancelled flights.

So is this going to finally be the year of the White Christmas, I hear you cry? It’s certainly been looking like it, as we pleasantly bow our hats to passing snowmen during our commute each morning. You can almost hear Michael Bublé whispering through the trees. But it turns out the cold snap is about to very abruptly end, right before Christmas. It’s actually going to be kind of warm. 

This weekend is looking as chilly as ever, but on Monday December 14, temperatures will soar to a startlingly mild 14C in London, according to BBC Weather. And there’s a fairly high chance of rain too, just to mix it up. Things will get slightly chillier throughout the week, dropping to 12C on Tuesday, 9C on Wednesday and 8C on Thursday. But we’re likely to reach Christmas Day at a very inoffensive 9C (in the capital, at least), meaning you can just rock a light jacket on the big day if you so choose. Wild. 

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