Surrey Weather: Forecasters forecast Christmas snow on Boxing Day in latest long-range forecast
There are 86 sleeps until Christmas and forecasters say there could be snow in Surrey on Boxing Day.
While the most accurate forecast is only possible five days in advance, some weather experts say we could all take the sleds out on December 26.
According to the long-term forecast from accuweather.com, Boxing Day in our area should be the hotbed of white matter.
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Its website says for Boxing Day: “Mostly cloudy and windy; a little snow in the morning followed by a occasional shower in the afternoon ”with a current“ probability of precipitation ”of 57%.
There is also an 11% chance of thunderstorms on Boxing Day according to accuweather.com.
The Met Office says that when it comes to a White Christmas, we’re more likely to see snow between January and March than in December, with snow or sleet falling on average 3.9 days in December, compared to 5.3 days in January, 5.6 days in February and 4.2 days in March.
Its website states: “White Christmases were more common in the 18th and 19th centuries, even more so before the calendar change in 1752 which effectively reduced Christmas Day by 12 days.
“Climate change has also resulted in higher average temperatures on land and at sea, which has generally reduced the chances of a White Christmas.”
The definition the Met Office uses to define a White Christmas is that a snowflake must be observed falling within 24 hours of December 25 somewhere in the UK.
And the Met Office points out, “We can accurately predict whether snow is likely on a given Christmas Day up to five days in advance.”
The last widespread white Christmas in the UK dates back to 2010.
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