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So, what are our chances of getting a white Christmas?

We’ve all revelled in the snowstorms this weekend and now our thoughts are inevitably turning to the big day

Written by
Faima Bakar

How’s the snow where you are? This weekend parts of the UK have been covered in white, with trains and flights cancelled and some schools even closing their doors this morning.

Now, as we’re nearing the big day, many of us are wondering whether the weather will continue like this – and give us that ever-elusive white Christmas. 

Well, chances are this may happen, depending on where you are. The country is currently experiencing seven days of Arctic weather, with the Met Office having issued a yellow weather warning for snow over the weekend of December 10 to 11.

According to the long-range forecast for December, the south of the UK, including London, has low chances of snow over Christmas.

A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘There is potential for areas of cloud, rain and strong winds to spread across the south, bringing a mixture of rain and snow for a time.’ They added that temperatures ‘may increase nearer to normal in the south’ over the festive period.

Meanwhile, northern parts of the country could see more severe weather. The Met Office spokesperson said: ‘Colder and more settled conditions with occasional wintry showers could continue, particularly in the north ... temperatures will gradually return closer to average towards the end of December and start of January.’

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