Christmas Snow for the UK

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The latest forecast from TheWeatherOutlook suggests a significant chance of a white Christmas for parts of the UK. Snowfall is most likely in northern and eastern areas.

The weather during the run up to Christmas is expected to turn cold and unsettled across the UK. This will give a good chance of snow to parts of the UK, especially in the north and east.

TheWeatherOutlook's own long range forecast issued at the beginning of December pointed towards this, and now some global medium range computer forecasting models are supporting this scenario too.

Cold northerly winds are expected to develop in the run up to Christmas, and these combined with an unstable airstream are expected to produce showers which will often fall as snow. Some of the snow showers may well be heavy.

According to Brian Gaze of TheWeatherOutlook, "The chances of a white Christmas for the UK this year are currently better than average. Colder weather does look likely at times during Christmas week, and there is a good chance of it coinciding with Christmas day."

In the UK snow is rare at Christmas and to find the last time when snow cover was widespread on Christmas day we need to go back to 1981 most of the UK was covered in snow for much of December.

About TheWeatherOutlook

TheWeatherOutlook was founded by Brian Gaze in January 2001. Since then it has become one of the UK's leading independent long range weather forecasters, notably forecasting the heatwave of summer 2003 months in advance, the mild winter of 2003/04 and the November snowfall this year. Long range forecasts are produced by using a wide range of data which includes historical records and output from global computer weather forecasting models. TheWeatherOutlook provides a wide range of forecasts including some to the agricultural sector and to cable television.


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