It has been predicted by forecasters that the UK could be hit 2ith “five to six storms” by the end of December.
Netweather.tv’s forecast reads, “Confidence is lower for this period but there is a greater chance of colder weather heading in from the east at some point during this period as highest pressure transfers further north, most likely towards Scandinavia.
“So there is potential for some snowfalls, but not a certainty, as much depends on the specifics of the wind direction and the extent of cold air masses over the near continent.”
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services told The Sun, “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.”
The Met Office said, “Heading into the Christmas period, settled conditions are likely.
“Temperatures perhaps close to or slightly above average for this time of year, however some colder interludes may bring a risk of frost at times.
“The last week of December and into early January is looking to remain settled, with an increasing chance of frost and fog during clearer spells for Christmas and towards New Year.”
The BBC said, “Over the Christmas week, the high is favoured across northwest Europe to southeast Europe with the low pressure systems now further north of the United Kingdom.
“This would lead to a calmer and somewhat drier pattern, especially across western parts and Scotland.
“Generally near seasonal temperatures are anticipated over this week, but maybe slightly below average over Wales, Scotland and western England.”