Weather snow forecast UK – 'Very White' Christmas predicted for many Brits as temperatures plunge to -6C

BRITS have been told to brace for a icy -1C freeze next week as the temperatures will drop in Scotland on Tuesday – just days before Christmas.

One forecaster says that if a particular weather system shapes up in the days to come, some areas could record a whopping 10 inches of snow on the big day.

Meanwhile, forecasters have predicted the exact date Brits will see snow this month – with with blizzards and biting winds blasting in some parts of the country.

Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook has said it may well be a very white Christmas after all, and it'll be an "all-time classic" for snow fans.

The charts show temperatures as low as -6C in parts of Scotland, while snow would fall across much of the country – including in the south.

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts

  • Milica Cosic

    Weather forecast for tomorrow

    A misty start tomorrow, especially across Scotland, with sunny spells for parts of Wales and western England.

    Many in England and Wales will see some sunny periods throughout the day.

    Northern Ireland and Scotland will be mostly cloudy, with drizzle possible in the far north of Scotland. Light winds

  • Milica Cosic

    Tonight's weather

    It will remain dry and cloudy overnight, with mist and fog quickly becoming widespread, particularly towards Scotland.

    Wales and southern Scotland will have the best chance of seeing some clear spells tonight.

    Winds will be from an easterly direction, remaining light; stronger for south-west England.

  • Milica Cosic

    Latest odds for snow

    Ladbrooks have given their latest odds on a white Christmas – by City

    • Edinburgh – 4/5
    • Newcastle – EVS
    • Birmingham – 6/4
    • London – 7/4
    • Belfast – 2/1
    • Cardiff – 2/1
    • Dublin – 9/4
    • Liverpool – 9/4
    • Manchester – 9/4
    • Milica Cosic

      Snow on the 23rd?

      Maps from WXCharts show snow and rain sweeping into Scotland and the north of England on December 23.

      Snow is also set to sprinkle most of the country on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, particularly in the north of England and much of the Midlands, according to the maps.

      The south of England might not wake up to snow on the big day, but they could see a dusting by 6pm and overnight into Boxing Day.

    • Milica Cosic

      Snow bomb & major storm expected soon

      Storm Corrie could move in and drop a “snow bomb” from December 27, reports.

      If the pressure contained within the storm deepens by 24millibars in 24 hours, it will earn the title of “weather bomb”.

      Mr Dale said: “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.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Weather for Monday

      It will be a cloudy and misty start to the day, with some drizzle in Wales and south-west England.

      Increasing amounts of sunshine expected in south-east and north-west England as the day goes on, with mist lingering across Scotland.

      A dry but cloudy evening with brief clear spells in western Britain.

    • Milica Cosic

      ‘Chance of snow any time in any place’

      Meteorologist James Madden, from Exacta Weather, told the Express: “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.”

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

      The Met Office defines a white Christmas as one snowflake falling within the 24 hours of December 25 anywhere in the UK.

      Jim Dale, of British Weather Services, said: “A white Christmas is definitely on.

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

      “There is a chance of snow any time in any place.”

    • Milica Cosic

      28th December – 11th January outlook

      It is likely to remain settled for the final week of 2021, with an increasing risk of frost and fog for Christmas and New Year.

      Any unsettled spells are most likely for the northwest, with occasional stronger winds, and some showers or longer spells of rain.

      Temperatures are expected to be around average, but milder in the north, and colder in the south at times, where frost is most likely.

      Heading deeper into January there is expected to be a gradual shift towards more changeable conditions, especially in the northwest, and turning milder again too.

    • Milica Cosic

      UK weather outlook for Tuesday & Wednesday

      A fine day tomorrow with patchy cloud and periods of sunshine, particularly in southern parts of Britain. A wet day in northern Scotland and the Northern Isles with persistent spells of drizzle.

      Sunny in England and Wales on Wednesday, but it will be cloudy further north with sleet in the Highlands.

    • Milica Cosic

      What happens if a storm stops me commuting?

      Sometimes snow makes the journey to work dangerous or downright impossible, leaving some people unable to commute.

      So, will you get paid if you can’t make it in work? Unfortunately, there is no automatic legal right to be paid if you miss work due to bad weather.

      Employers are entitled to regard your absence as unauthorised, even if it is due to weather circumstances way out of your control.

      Travelling to work is your responsibility – but exceptions may be made if the company provide transport such as a bus service which is cancelled.

      Some employers may allow staff to use annual leave to cover the snow day or even work from home.

      However, it is important to remember your employer should not force or pressure you to unnecessarily attempt the journey if there are legitimate safety reasons why you should not travel.

    • Milica Cosic

      UK hit by snow flurries just in time for Xmas

      Brace yourselves! Get the scarves and woolliest hat out…

      Brits are set to be hit by snow flurries just in time for Christmas as temperatures plunge as low as -1C.

      By Tuesday night, the Met Office predicts temperatures will drop to a chilly 1C across most of Britain, with slightly warmer weather in the south.

      In Scotland, the mercury is expected to dip below zero, reaching -1 in Loch Rannoch.

      And the white stuff is set to fall across the UK from Thursday as temperatures plunge.

      Read more here.

    • Milica Cosic

      Odds slashed on coldest January

      Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this January being the coldest since records began to just 2-1 (from 5-1) as forecasters warn of an end to the mild winter temperatures.

      "We have enjoyed some very mild temperatures through December but the outlook for January looks a lot colder and we have slashed the odds on next month being the coldest first month of the year we have ever had," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

      Coral make Edinburgh the favourite for snow on Christmas Day, at odds of 3-1, with Newcastle the most likely of the English cities at 7-2 according to the odds.

      Harry also said: "We are offering odds on all major UK cities for any punters dreaming of a White Christmas, with Edinburgh the most likely according to our odds".

    • Milica Cosic

      A colder New Year

      The Met Office forecasters say it’ll get much colder towards the New Year.

      “At the start of this period it will be settled and predominantly dry with large amounts of cloud, though cloud may well be thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle at times,” they said.

      “In general, cloud amounts will tend to reduce with time, with a corresponding increase in the risk of overnight fog and frost, which may be slow to clear by day in some areas.

    • Milica Cosic

      Don't forget your coat!

      A Met Office official told LBC: "The odds of a white Christmas aren't too low."

      Cold air will hit rain clouds from the Atlantic, which could provide perfect conditions for snow.

      It's still too early to rule out the blast turning into sleet or rain instead, he said.

    • Milica Cosic

      Odds on a White Xmas

      A Met Office official told LBC: “The odds of a white Christmas aren’t too low.”

      Cold air will hit rain clouds from the Atlantic, which could provide perfect conditions for snow.

      It’s still too early to rule out the blast turning into sleet or rain instead, he said.

      Bookies say the city most likely to see snow when Santa arrives is Aberdeen, with odds of 5/2.

      Edinburgh and Glasgow are both priced at 3/1.  

      In England, the destination with the best chance of a sprinkling of snow on the day itself is Newcastle, also at 3/1, followed by Leeds at 7/2.

    • Milica Cosic

      When will summer begin?

      The Summer Solstice will signify that the Spring time has come to an end and hot and sunny Summer weather will be present until the next seasonal change.

      Remembering the seasonal equinoxes and solstices are the key to knowing which time of year you are in.

      Although a lot of territories experience differing weather conditions prior to the solstices and equinoxes, the dates are significant to know the official starts of the four seasons.

    • Milica Cosic

      Mapped: If YOUR city will see snow

      The city most likely to be blanketed in the white stuff is Aberdeen, with odds at 5/2.

      The two main Scottish cities are next in the running, with Edinburgh and Glasgow both priced at 3/1.  

      In England, the destination with the best chance of a sprinkling of snow is Newcastle, also at 3/1, followed by Leeds at 7/2.

      Northern Ireland is next in the betting with Belfast, which is considered 5/1 to see snow on December 25.

      Bookies have then backed three major English cities for the next spots, with Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol all at 5/1.

      They sit slightly ahead of London (11/2) in the market.

      The two cities least likely to wake up to a fresh coat on Christmas morning are Liverpool (6/1) and Cardiff (13/2).

    • Milica Cosic

      Avoid these when driving in the snow and ice

      1. If you come across black ice, many drivers will hit the brakes and steer into a skid as they start to lose control – but that can be a dangerous move for in-experienced drivers. Instead, slowly take your foot off the accelerator and straighten up as your vehicle rides it out.
      2. Accelerating and braking too quickly is a recipe for disaster in icy conditions. Be sure to take it slow when turning and avoid any overtaking.
      3. It might seem urgent at the time, but it's important not to take unnecessary journeys when it's icy.
      4. If you do need to go somewhere, don't take an unfamiliar route as road signs are likely to be covered in snow and phone reception could be limited.
      5. Some drivers rely on pouring boiling water over a frozen windscreen to remove ice, but it's more than likely to crack the glass. Investing in a decent ice scrapper or de-ice spray can work just as well and will protect your windscreen.
      6. Don't take any shortcuts and stay off rural roads as these might not have been cleared, and are often challenging even in warm weather. Stick to main roads as much as possible.
      7. Finally, don't forget to top up your oil, fuel and screen-wash before every winter trip.
    • Milica Cosic

      Your run up to Christmas and New years

      It is expected to turn unsettled towards Christmas, particularly in the south, as a front approaches bringing cloud to the southwest, as well as rain and possibly wintry conditions to parts of the country.

      Whereas the drier weather may continue elsewhere for a time with variable cloud cover, although occasional showers may be possible for northern and eastern coastal regions.

      Rather cold in the north but turning milder across the south. During this time some stronger winds are possible, although these are likely to be confined to southern regions.

      Settled conditions however, are likely to continue towards the end of the year with the potential for frost and fog. Temperatures likely to be rather cold with overnight frosts and increased risk of fog.

    • Milica Cosic

      Scandinavian snow blast to cripple Xmas

      A Scandinavian snow blast will plunge Britain into a Christmas freeze lasting into New Year.

      A polar surge on Christmas Eve will ‘battle’ with Atlantic storms as the UK braces for ‘debilitating’ blizzards.

      Temperatures will nosedive to -10C through Christmas Day as possibly the worst festive freeze for more than a decade grips the nation.

      Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “The cold will set in on Christmas Eve as a Polar air from Scandinavia starts to sweep the UK.

      “A low-pressure system from the south will clash with this and battle it out bringing snow as this cold air sinks further down across the UK during Christmas Day.

      “We then see the cold air remaining over Britain through the following week and into New Year with more ice, frost and the possibility of further snowfall.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Fog safety tips

      These helpful 10 tips will help you stay safe when driving in fog.

      1. Plan your journey
      2. Know your symbols
      3. Know the law
      4. Turn on your dipped beams
      5. Slow down
      6. Keep your distance
      7. Don't use another car's lights to help you navigate
      8. Clear your windows
      9. Don't get confused
      10. Use your ears
    • Louis Allwood

      Edinburgh weather tonight

      Largely dry and mainly cloudy. However some clear spells may break through overnight, these most likely in the west.

      Where any clear spells do form, combining with light winds to bring a frost come dawn.

      Minimum temperature -2 °C, make sure to keep warm.

    • Louis Allwood

      Dull start to Monday morning

      Low cloud and fog to start off the morning once again.

      From the late morning there will be some more sunny spells breaking through.

    • Louis Allwood

      Cardiff could be freezing tonight

      Low cloud in the far east and along coasts slowly lifting through Sunday night, improving visibility at the surface but shrouding the higher ground.

      Feeling chilly in initial clear spells elsewhere before cloud spreads over all bar the far west.

      Minimum temperature 0 °C.

    • Louis Allwood

      Manchester forecast for tonight

      Cloud slowly lifting through Sunday night, improving visibility at the surface but shrouding the higher ground.

      Clear spells initially remaining across Cumbria, with an early frost forming before cloud spreads over and rebounds temperatures a touch by dawn.

      Minimum temperature -3 °C.

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