The UK is bracing for a wintry spell just before Christmas, as the latest weather forecasts predict a significant snowfall in certain regions. An icy blast originating from Iceland is anticipated to sweep across the country, bringing temperatures plummeting to below -10°C.
Projections indicate that parts of northern England might witness snowfall on Christmas Eve. Forecasts suggest that areas most affected could see substantial accumulations, possibly reaching up to 9.5 inches (24cm), ensuring a white landscape on Christmas Day.
In addition to the snow, higher-altitude areas in the far north might experience exceptionally cold temperatures, dipping as low as -10°C on the festive day. However, the Met Office forecasts a mixed bag for the holiday period, emphasizing a degree of unpredictability.
Amidst the wintry conditions, forecasts hint at potential fluctuations, including moments of windy weather and the movement of high pressure southwards by the week’s end. This variability adds an element of uncertainty to the festive weather outlook.