UK Weather: Snow forecast for Christmas Day and Boxing Day – see the chances in your area
A weather warning was issued on Boxing Day for snow in high areas, with a forecast for snowfall on Christmas Day by the Met Office
On Christmas Day, snow can fall in parts of the UK, although you have to climb high areas to see it.
The Met Office expects it to be a rainy and windy day in most parts of the country, although Boxing Day is expected to see more winter weather.
Forecasters issued a snowfall warning in parts of the highlands on Sunday.
Chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “The Christmas season will be volatile for much of the UK this year. Many will see humid and cloudy conditions as the balmy air dominates the south and west of the UK.
“This contrasts with the cold air from the northeast, which brings this chance for snow, most likely over the Pennines and the southern half of Scotland, and perhaps a little more likely at the start of Boxing Day.
“In addition to the mix, there is a strong easterly wind, especially in the northern areas, which will make it particularly cold. “
Here we take a look at the forecast for all parts of the UK over the next few days.
Forecasters predict a dry and bright Christmas day – but warn it will be chilly.
Temperatures will struggle to go above freezing overnight, while cold winds – especially around the coast – will make it colder tomorrow.
It is unlikely to be above 5 ° C at any time on Christmas Day, while there could be patchy snow on Boxing Day.
Monday and Tuesday should be cloudy with some rain, and it will be colder.
The good news is that there can be snow on Christmas Day – but only if you go up to the higher parts of Snowdonia.
For everyone else, the day is expected to be very rainy and the west of the country will also be windy.
The temperature is set to peak at around 9C.
Boxing Day, the Met Office predicts a mix of brighter showers and interludes.
Monday is likely to be dry, while Tuesday will be cloudy with possible rain.
Tomorrow it will be cold due to a strong wind and it is unlikely to climb above 6 ° C.
There is a chance of sunshine in the northern part of the region, although episodes of drizzle can chill the Christmas spirit.
The Met Office predicts a mix of rain and snow from the hills on boxing, followed by a dry Monday.
Tuesday should be cloudier, but it will be milder, experts say.
Met Office forecasters say there could be winter showers in the Peak District in the evening.
There will be a cold wind and temperatures are unlikely to climb above 5C.
Boxing Day will see early rains with some snow in the high areas, easing as the day progresses.
Monday and Tuesday will be cloudy and the winds will be lighter.
It will be cloudy until Christmas Day, with light rain and scattered drizzle, which will become more frequent in the afternoon.
The Met Office says it will be chilly in the wind, with a maximum temperature of 7 ° C.
The first Boxing Day rains will wear off, but there will be showers and brighter interludes throughout the day.
Monday and Tuesday will be drier and milder.
East of England
Christmas Day will be mostly wet and cloudy, according to the Met Office, although Norfolk is expected to be dry.
It will be cool with a brisk easterly breeze and a maximum temperature of around 6 ° C.
Boxing Day will start with rain, but it should clear up and get warmer throughout the day.
Monday could see more rain, although Tuesday is expected to be drier.
London and South East
It will be a damp and gloomy Christmas day for the most part, the Met Office predicts.
The big day will start with a drizzle, but the rain will become more persistent as it spreads northward towards the evening.
It will be cold, although it should be warmer than other parts of the country with a maximum temperature of 9 ° C.
Boxing Day will see heavy showers, especially around the coast.
There will be more rain on Monday, although Tuesday is expected to be drier.
Sadly Christmas Day will be a meteorological deluge for large parts of the region, with heavy rain expected.
It will be one of the warmest parts of the UK, however, with a maximum temperature of around 11 ° C.
There will be a moderate breeze and it will be gentle, according to the Met Office.
Boxing Day will see a combination of sun and showers, but there is potential for stronger winds on Monday.
Tuesday will be cloudy, and it is possible that there will be rain at the end of the day.
Christmas Day will be cloudy and windy, sometimes getting wet in the afternoon and evening.
There will be strong winds in coastal areas, with a maximum temperature of around 6C.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy with some rain, while Monday and Tuesday are expected to be drier.