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We might actually be getting a white Christmas this year (yes, really)

Up to four inches of snow could fall in some parts of the country next week

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Faima Bakar
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You may have heard yesterday that the ‘Beast from the East’ is back, with a load of freezing weather heading our way over the festive period. And you know what that means? For once, we could actually be getting a white Christmas.

Meteorologists say high pressure from Europe is on its way towards the UK, pulling in strong winds all the way from Russia. Up to four inches of snow could fall in some parts of the country next week, according to the Met Office.

With the cold snap starting at the beginning of December, we could apparently be covered in snow by Christmas. James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said the possibility of a white Christmas is currently ‘high’.

He said this is ‘something that we need to keep an eye on for nearer the time’. In the meantime, we’re more likely to see high winds and lots of rain.

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