UK snow forecast – Brits set for white Christmas amid freezing cold -6C temperatures – as yellow weather warning issued

BRITS could yet see a white Christmas as temperatures plummet to a bone-chilling -6C.

Met Office officials have issued a yellow weather warning today as forecasters urge the nation to brrrrrrace for "more unsettled weather" next week.

And one forecaster says that if a particular weather system shapes up in the days to come, some areas could record a whopping 10 inches of snow on the big day.

Brian Gaze said it could still be an "all-time classic" for snow fans this Christmas.

If the poor weather does materialise, parts of central and southern Wales would see astonishing drifts of the white stuff as deep as 9.8 inches in places.

Oxford and its surrounding areas could also see 13cm – 5.1 inches.

"It looks a lot more promising for cold weather on Christmas Day and going forwards," he said today.

However, he said there's still plenty of "uncertainty" – adding that it's not yet possible to make a "sensible call" yet.


A Met Office official told LBC: "The odds of a white Christmas aren't too low."

Cold air will hit rain clouds from the Atlantic, which could provide perfect conditions for snow.

It's still too early to rule out the blast turning into sleet or rain instead, he said.

Meanwhile, a yellow warning for freezing fog is now in place for a swathe of the country between Middlesbrough and Southend-on-Sea.

There'll be poor visibility for drivers, with "stubborn and dense fog" set to linger.

After that, the mercury will plummet, with -1C expected in London on Tuesday.

Many will see frost early next week, before rain and snow settle in.


Bookies say the city most likely to see snow when Santa arrives is Aberdeen, with odds of 5/2.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are both priced at 3/1.  

In England, the destination with the best chance of a sprinkling of snow on the day itself is Newcastle, also at 3/1, followed by Leeds at 7/2.

Almost all forecasters are currently agreed that it's set to get much colder towards the new year when Storm Corrie will see blizzards and biting winds blasting in straight from the Arctic.

It's almost certain that at least 1cm will fall in the north-west on December 27.

Elsewhere, five more storms will tear across England this winter.

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British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale said: "We are expecting one more major storm this month which will set the trend for coming months.

"We expect five to six storms to hit through the winter period which could be severe enough to warrant naming."

Last month, the UK was bludgeoned by two storms, one of which – Arwen – left three dead and thousands without power.

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