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We might be getting a white Christmas for the first time in 12 years

The festive period is approaching – and this year there could actually be snow

Written by
Faima Bakar

What’s Christmas without a little snow? (We Brits wouldn’t know, it hasn’t snowed here during the festive period in 12 years.) But that could change this year, as weather forecasters reckon we’re on our way to a white Christmas.

According to the latest long-term forecast, temperatures will drop dramatically next week, setting us on our way to reach snowy conditions by December 25. The Met Office said that the last time we had a white Christmas was in 2010.

Before temperatures plummet, we will experience a spell of warm weather today (Tuesday October 4). We’re currently experiencing a rare weather phenomenon called ‘long La Niña’ which means ocean surface temperatures will cool over the coming weeks, likely bringing flurries of snow our way.

Meanwhile, in the latter half of this week, heavy rain is expected. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for the north of the UK – so keep an eye out if you live up there.

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