Temperatures to SOAR later this week

Don't dream of a White Christmas just yet

Snowy winter weather

by Holly.Kirkwood |
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After temperatures plummeted to below freezing last week and over the weekend - reaching nearly -10 in some areas- and the country woke up to another very cold start to the day, many people were looking ahead to the very real possibility of a White Christmas.

But as it turns out we are in for another complete change in the weather, making some UK locations hotter than Greece later on in the week.

Uk weather forecast

The UK average for December last year was just over 4 degrees centigrade, but our skies are set to cloud over soon, bringing heavy rain and high wind speed. Because of this forecasters are saying temperatures will rise to as high as 14 or 15 degrees in some parts of the country – nearly 25 degrees hotter than the lower temperatures recorded last week.

Most of the week is looking cloudy and gloomy, although the sun is set to return by the weekend, according to BBC weather.

Will we have a White Christmas?

It's still too early to tell, but if things are warming up and stay that way it's not looking likely. The last time Britain had a White Chrsitmas was 2010. It was extremely unusual, as not only was there snow on the ground at 83% of stations - the highest amount ever recorded - but snow or sleet also fell at 19% of stations.

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