UK weather – Exact date 'up to 10in' of snow expected to fall as Storm Corrie lashes UK with fierce blizzards & gales

FORECASTERS have predicted the exact date Brits will see snow this month – with some saying there may well be a very white Christmas after all.

Storm Corrie is set to lash the country, with blizzards and biting winds blasting in straight from the Arctic just after Christmas.


But while most are agreed that temperatures will drop below freezing towards the New Year, others say it could well be much colder on December 25 too.

And one weatherman has warned there could even be a whopping 10 inches of snow in some places on the big day.

Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook said that if one cold-weather system shapes up this festive season, 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.

If the poor weather does materialise, parts of central and southern Wales would see astonishing drifts of the white stuff as deep as 9.8 inches in places.

Oxford and its surrounding areas could also see 13cm – 5.1 inches.

It's almost certain that at least 1cm will fall in the north-west on December 27, regardless of what happens on Christmas Day.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

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.

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

Elsewhere, five more storms will tear across England this winter.

British Weather Services meteorologist Jim 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."

'MAJOR STORMS ON THE WAY'

He said that London is likely to steer clear of the gale force conditions brought by the latest storm.

However, those living in the capital may well see snow.

The Met Office is currently forecasting a dry and cloudy Christmas, with fog in places and the chance of drizzle and some frost overnight.

Forecasters for the service 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.

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"Towards the middle of the period, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places.

"Temperatures will generally be near to below normal, perhaps rather cold in the south, feeling chilly where any fog persists, and locally mild in the north and northwest."

Last month, the UK was bludgeoned by two storms, one of which – Arwen – left three dead and thousands without power.



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