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UK facing a shiverfest as snow is predicted for Christmas Eve with temperatures plummeting to -10C

by LLB Reporter
17th Dec 21 11:11 am

A cold weather pattern is to arrive from the East with the mercury plummeting to -10C and the UK could see it’s first white Christmas in more than a decade.

The predicted milder weather this Christmas is expected to be blown away as Northwestern Scandinavian winds are to hit.

There is a possibility of widespread snow falling on Christmas Eve across much of the UK.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said, “Snow could arrive as early as Christmas Eve in parts of the south.

“Further snow is likely during the latter part of Christmas Day and on Boxing Day.

“Weather models have altered to include high-pressure changes, and this could bring widespread snow during the latter part of the month.

“This will be one to monitor over the next couple of days.”

A Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) similar to the one seen in 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ will bring a freezing blast.

Madden added, “A Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) will contribute to bringing a very cold easterly and the ever-increasing risk for widespread snow during the final third of December.

“Temperatures could also dip as low as -10C in the coldest and iciest areas over the festive period.”

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, also said: “It initially looked like it was going to be a dry Christmas, but a White Christmas is now definitely on.

“It will get progressively colder through next week as high pressure breaks down and a system coming in on Christmas Eve clashes with the cold conditions and brings snow.

“This is coming in from Scandinavia and the east where there is a blocking high, and it will bring outbreaks of snow from Christmas Eve onwards.

“There is a chance of snow any time in any place with this cold polar airmass across the whole country.”

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