Christmas snow ‘likely’ as Met Office predicts 80mph winds

The UK may be very seemingly in retailer for a white Christmas this 12 months with snow anticipated within the north of the nation, in response to the Met Workplace.

It comes because the Met Workplace issued a yellow climate warning for Thursday as robust winds are set to batter giant swathes of the nation.

Gales might attain as much as 80mph in some areas, with the forecaster warning there’s a hazard to life.

It comes as there’s a “excessive diploma of confidence” that UK would see snow over the Christmas period- although this doesn’t imply the nation can be lined in blankets of snow.

“We are able to say with a excessive diploma of confidence will probably be a white Christmas this 12 months,” Met Workplace spokesperson Grahame Madge informed The Unbiased.

“Nonetheless that doesn’t imply we are going to see blankets of snow. It’s extra seemingly we are going to see snow in increased components of the UK just like the North Pennines or Scottish Highlands.”

Regardless of hotter temperatures within the south of the UK, the forecaster stated snow couldn’t be dominated out utterly within the area.

Key Factors

  • Map reveals the place yellow climate warning for wind will hit on Thursday

  • Extremely seemingly there will probably be a white Christmas, Met Workplace says

  • Run-up to Christmas will convey combined climate, together with ‘very robust winds’

What to anticipate for Thursday’s climate warning

13:38 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Met Workplace has issued a yellow climate warning for wind on Thursday throughout giant swathes of the UK.

Right here’s what to anticipate:

  • There’s a small likelihood of longer journey instances or cancellations as highway, rail, air and ferry companies are affected

  • There’s a slight likelihood that energy cuts could happen, with the potential to have an effect on different companies, akin to cell phone protection

  • There’s a small likelihood that accidents and hazard to life might happen from giant waves and seashore materials being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

  • There’s a small likelihood of accidents and hazard to life from flying particles

  • There’s a small likelihood that some roads and bridges might shut

Temperatures to drop this afternoon as rain clears

12:06 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Map reveals the place yellow climate warning for wind will hit on Thursday

11:25 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Sturdy west to northwesterly winds are more likely to develop throughout a big swathe of the nation on Thursday, the Met Workplace stated.

Fairly broadly winds are anticipated to peak with gusts reaching 50-60 mph, nevertheless in some places, akin to uncovered coastlines, plus over and to the east of excessive floor there’s a likelihood that gusts of 70-80 mph could also be seen in some populated locations.

(PA Wire)

Sturdy winds and heavy rain to lash UK forward of Christmas

09:51 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

What’s the climate like for the subsequent few days?

08:56 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Met Workplace Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Helen Caughey, stated: “Wind speeds will improve from the northwest by means of Wednesday night and in a single day, in order that by Thursday there’s a danger of gusts of 50-60mph for a big swathe of central and northern components of the UK.

“Coastal places, increased floor, and areas to the east of excessive floor might see gusts of 70-80mph.

“Because of the scale of the low stress to the north of the UK, it’s doable this occasion might persist throughout some areas into Friday, so we advocate retaining updated with the Met Workplace forecast.”

Wintry showers within the north on Tuesday morning

08:29 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Tuesday started with moist and windy climate within the south, with probabilities of some sunny spells because the rain clears later at the moment.

Greater grounds within the north are more likely to see a sprinkle of festive snowy showers, the Met Workplace stated.

Warnings of injury to buildings and energy cuts as gusts as much as 80 mph might hit tomorrow

07:55 , Tara Cobham

Folks have been warned to count on injury to buildings, energy cuts and journey disruption tomorrow as gusts of 70-80 mph might hit.

A yellow wind warning is in place throughout Scotland, Northern Eire, Northern England and the north of Wales.

Ms Caughey, stated: “Wind speeds will improve from the north west by means of Wednesday night and in a single day, in order that by Thursday there’s a danger of gusts of 50-60mph for a big swathe of central and northern components of the UK.

“Coastal places, increased floor, and areas to the east of excessive floor might see gusts of 70-80mph.

“Because of the scale of the low stress to the north of the UK, it’s doable this occasion might persist throughout some areas into Friday.”

Full report: Met Workplace reveals the place we are going to see White Christmas this 12 months

07:01 , Andy Gregory

Forecasters say it’s extremely seemingly the UK will see a white Christmas this 12 months – in sure areas, not less than.

My colleague Alexander Butler has the total report:

Met Workplace reveals the place within the UK will see White Christmas this 12 months

Trains and ferries disrupted as heavy rain hits west of Scotland

06:00 , Andy Gregory

Plenty of public transport companies had been hit by delays and cancellations on Sunday, as heavy rain hit the west of Scotland. Right here was our report:

Trains and ferries disrupted as heavy rain hits west of Scotland

What’s reason for windy climate headed for UK?

05:01 , Andy Gregory

The Met Workplace has supplied this visualisation of what’s inflicting the windy climate en path to the UK later this week:

Climate to stay unsettled into New 12 months, says Met Workplace

04:02 , Andy Gregory

Trying in the direction of the New 12 months, the climate appears to be like to stay unsettled with low stress bringing breezy and moist situations for a lot of, the Met Workplace has stated.

‘Damp begin for a lot of’ this morning

03:01 , Andy Gregory

Right here is the Met Workplace forecast for this morning, with forecasters predicting a humid begin for a lot of:

Rain could flip to snow over increased floor on Christmas Day

02:02 , Andy Gregory

“As we start Christmas Day wintry showers initially feeding in throughout the north within the colder air mass would technically make it a white Christmas, as we solely must see a single flake falling,” stated Met Workplace deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey.

“Elsewhere, whereas it’s seemingly at first to be principally dry there’s the potential for rain approaching from the west afterward.

“As this strikes east, we might even see rain turning to snow, not less than over excessive floor. It’s unlikely that we are going to see widespread or settling snow giving any correct accumulations. Though technically it is likely to be a white Christmas, don’t get your hopes up for a picture-perfect white panorama.”

What does the Met Workplace’s climate alert for Thursday say?

01:03 , Andy Gregory

Sturdy winds are more likely to have an effect on a large space by means of Thursday, probably inflicting some journey disruption. The Met Workplace warns:

  • There’s a small likelihood of longer journey instances or cancellations as highway, rail, air and ferry companies are affected

  • There’s a slight likelihood of some injury to buildings, akin to tiles blown from roofs

  • There’s a slight likelihood that energy cuts could happen, with the potential to have an effect on different companies, akin to cell phone protection

  • There’s a small likelihood that accidents and hazard to life might happen from giant waves and seashore materials being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

  • There’s a small likelihood of accidents and hazard to life from flying particles

  • There’s a small likelihood that some roads and bridges might shut

The place is Met Workplace ‘hazard to life warning’ coming into pressure?

00:01 , Andy Gregory

The Met Workplace has issued a hazard to life warning for big swathes of the UK amid robust winds and wintry showers on Thursday.

The yellow advistory stretches from Norfolk to the northern-most factors of Scotland as gusts are anticipated to achieve 80mph.

 (Met Office)

(Met Workplace)

What are the bookmakers’ odds for a white Christmas?

Monday 18 December 2023 23:01 , Andy Gregory

Betting firm William Hill lowered its odds of a White Christmas, with Glasgow now priced at simply 6/5 to see snow on 25 December.

In England, Newcastle (2/1) is most certainly coated with snow on Christmas morning, adopted by Leeds (5/2) and Manchester (3/1), whereas seeing Christmas Day snow in London is a 7/1 likelihood.

Met Workplace reveals the place we are going to see White Christmas this 12 months

Monday 18 December 2023 22:02 , Andy Gregory

Forecasters say it’s extremely seemingly the UK will see a white Christmas this 12 months – in sure areas, not less than.

“We are able to say with a excessive diploma of confidence will probably be a white Christmas this 12 months,” Met Workplace spokesperson Grahame Madge informed The Unbiased.

“Nonetheless that doesn’t imply we are going to see blankets of snow. It’s extra seemingly we are going to see snow in increased components of the UK just like the North Pennines or Scottish Highlands.”

My colleague Alexander Butler has the main points on this report:

Met Workplace reveals the place within the UK will see White Christmas this 12 months

Document-setting storm batters US East Coast with tens of millions underneath flash flood warnings

Monday 18 December 2023 21:00 , Andy Gregory

Throughout the Atlantic, a record-setting storm is battering the US East Coast, with tens of millions of individuals dwelling underneath flash flood warnings.

Round one foot of rain is anticipated to inundate New York on Monday as greater than a dozen states, together with New Jersey and Connecticut, are underneath flood warnings with heavy rain and robust winds transferring in. In the meantime, cities in South Carolina and Georgia broke rainfall data on Sunday.

An estimated 700,000 prospects are with out energy from Pennsylvania to Maine, tracker PowerOutage.us reviews.

My colleagues Martha McHardy and Katie Hawkinson have the most recent right here:

Tens of millions underneath flood warnings as report storm batters east coast: Stay

Met Workplace points new forecast for week forward

Monday 18 December 2023 20:01 , Andy Gregory

Met Workplace meteorologist Alex Burkill has outlined the climate we will count on for the week forward on this prolonged forecast:

Run-up to Christmas will convey combined climate, together with ‘very robust winds’

Monday 18 December 2023 18:59 , Andy Gregory

There will probably be a mixture of climate within the run-up to Christmas, together with robust winds which is able to buffet components of the UK later this week earlier than a development to colder climate, the Met Workplace has stated.

“Low stress will dominate the climate within the UK by means of this week,” in response to the nationwide forecaster. “A lot of the south will see a spell of rain by means of Tuesday whereas frequent showers transfer into the north of the UK mixed with sunny spells. These showers might fall as snow over the hills of Scotland.

“By means of Wednesday, brisk westerlies will convey additional rain to most areas, and over the upper hills in Scotland the chance of a brief spell of snow earlier than it turns delicate for many.

“A notably deep space of low stress will monitor to the north of the UK over the Norwegian Sea by means of Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

“This can convey very robust winds and heavy showers to a big portion of the UK, with a Yellow Nationwide Extreme Climate Warning overlaying Scotland, Northern Eire, Northern England and the north of Wales.”

Frequency and depth of utmost climate occasions will increase with local weather change, Met Workplace warns

Monday 18 December 2023 18:00 , Alexander Butler

The frequency and depth of utmost climate occasions will improve within the UK with local weather change, the Met Workplace warned.

“As our local weather adjustments, the frequency & depth of utmost climate occasions will increase,” the forecaster stated on X, previously Twitter.

“These occasions akin to excessive temperatures or rainfall may cause important disruption throughout the UK affecting sectors akin to well being, transport, agriculture and power.”

Met Workplace offers replace on yellow climate warning

Monday 18 December 2023 17:00 , Alexander Butler

The Met Workplace has given an up to date on its yellow climate warning.

“Yellow climate warning issued. Sturdy winds throughout central and northern areas of the UK,” it wrote on X.

Winds of as much as 80mph anticipated on Thursday, Met Workplace says

Monday 18 December 2023 14:00 , Alexander Butler

The UK is about to be battered by 80mph winds on Thursday, the Met Workplace warned.

It comes because the forecaster issued a hazard to life warning for big swathes of the UK amid robust winds and wintery showers within the lead-up to Christmas.

The yellow warning was issued all day on Thursday and stretches from Norfolk all the best way as much as the northern-most level of Scotland.

The UK is set to be battered by 80mph winds on Thursday (Met Office)

The UK is about to be battered by 80mph winds on Thursday (Met Workplace)

Cloudy skies and drizzle forecast, Met Workplace says

Monday 18 December 2023 13:18 , Alexander Butler

The Met Workplace has forecast cloudy skies and drizzle for the remainder of Monday.

“Cloudy skies are sticking round this afternoon and a few rain and drizzle too,” the forecaster stated on X.

“Turning brighter for a time throughout the far north earlier than some squally showers transfer in later Feeling very delicate for December.”

White Christmas odds plummet with forecast snow approaching

Monday 18 December 2023 12:24 , Alexander Butler

Odds on a White Christmas proceed to fall with William Hill, with Glasgow now priced at simply 6/5 to see snow on December twenty fifth.

Throughout Scotland’s central belt, Edinburgh (5/4) is deemed subsequent most certainly to have snowfall on Christmas Day, forward of Aberdeen at 2/1.

In England, Newcastle (2/1) is most certainly to be coated in snow on Christmas morning, adopted by Leeds (5/2) and Manchester (3/1), whereas seeing Christmas Day snow in London is a 7/1 likelihood.

Looking forward to the New 12 months

Monday 18 December 2023 11:15 , Holly Evans

Of their lengthy vary forecast trying forward from Monday 1 January till Monday 15 January, the Met Workplace stated: “Probably persevering with unsettled with bands of rain crossing the UK with brighter situations and showers in between.

“The wettest and windiest situations are most certainly within the north and west. Quick-lived colder spells stay doable, with hazards akin to snow and ice, notably within the north.

“The possibility of those colder spells barely will increase transferring by means of January, with a low chance of a extra extended spell of chilly climate growing round mid-month.”

Extremely seemingly there will probably be a white Christmas, Met Workplace says

Monday 18 December 2023 10:57 , Alexander Butler

It’s extremely seemingly there will probably be a white Christmas this 12 months with snow anticipated within the north of the UK, the Met Workplace stated.

The forecaster stated it had a “excessive diploma of confidence” the UK would see snow this Christmas, however this didn’t imply the nation can be lined in blankets of snow.

Met Workplace spokesperson Grahame Madge informed The Unbiased: “We are able to say with a excessive diploma of confidence will probably be a white Christmas this 12 months.

“Nonetheless that doesn’t imply we are going to see blankets of snow. It’s extra seemingly we are going to see snow in increased components of the UK just like the northern Pennines or Scottish Highlands.”

Potential snow follows heavy snowfall in December

Monday 18 December 2023 10:45 , Holly Evans

The potential of snow falling throughout the UK over the festive interval follows the icy situations that hit the north-west of England initially of the month.

Lots of of houses in Cumbria had been left with out energy, whereas the police declared a significant incident and urged folks to not journey to the county until obligatory.

Hundreds of homes in Cumbria were left without power after snowfall over the weekend (Getty Images)

Lots of of houses in Cumbria had been left with out energy after snowfall over the weekend (Getty Photographs)

Emergency shelters were opened for people to take cover (Getty Images)

Emergency shelters had been opened for folks to take cowl (Getty Photographs)

Hazard to life wind warning issued

Monday 18 December 2023 10:37 , Alexander Butler

The Met Workplace has issued a hazard to life warning for big swathes of the UK amid robust winds and wintery showers within the lead-up to Christmas.

The yellow warning was issued all day on Thursday and stretches from Norfolk all the best way as much as the northern-most level of Scotland.

The yellow wind warning was put in place across large swathes of the UK (Met office)

The yellow wind warning was put in place throughout giant swathes of the UK (Met workplace)

Heavy rain and cloud anticipated for Monday

Monday 18 December 2023 10:15 , Holly Evans

Forward of temperatures dropping, the UK will expertise a primarily cloudy day on Monday, with heavy rain falling at instances within the west.

The Met Workplace stated: “Southeast England ought to see some brightness, while sunny spells and showers develop throughout Scotland and Northern Eire, the place it’s going to really feel a little bit cooler.”

As for tonight, additional heavy rain will arrive from the southwest and unfold to England and Wales, whereas Scotland and northern Eire stay drier with scattered showers.

Additional regionally heavy rain arrives from the southwest, spreading to most of England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Eire staying drier, cooler with scattered showers within the north.

Will there be a white Christmas in UK?

Monday 18 December 2023 09:49 , Holly Evans

Some areas within the UK are set to expertise a white Christmas because the Met Workplace anticipates the potential for snow in the course of the festive season.

The Met Workplace has forecast “unsettled” climate resulting in the weekend earlier than Christmas.

Whereas long-range forecasts are topic to vary, the Met Workplace’s prolonged verdict suggests the potential for snow in the direction of the 12 months’s finish. Nonetheless, the forecast additionally suggests that almost all of the nation is anticipated to expertise rain and a milder Christmas.

Learn the total article right here

Will there be a white Christmas? Met Workplace offers an early snow replace

Potential snowfall by Christmas interval, says Met Workplace

Monday 18 December 2023 09:46 , Holly Evans

Of their lengthy vary climate forecast, which appears to be like at Friday 22 December till Sunday 31 December, the forecaster has warned of an opportunity of potential snowfall throughout the hills within the north.

They stated: “Unsettled with milder, cellular spells of wind and rain, and briefer colder interludes most certainly. Initially, for the north, showers, heavy in locations and wintry to low ranges, with drier and brighter situations additional south.

“Lingering robust winds ought to ease early within the interval. Milder situations, seemingly returning for a time over the weekend.

“By the Christmas interval, an opportunity of a colder, showery interlude with northerly winds probably bringing some snowfall, primarily throughout hills within the north.

“Nonetheless, this colder interlude might be short-lived, and should not attain the far south earlier than a milder Atlantic, westerly circulate, turns into re-established. This sample most possible in the direction of New 12 months’s Eve, with nearly all of cloud and rain seemingly throughout the west, and drier and brighter situations extra possible within the east.”

The Met Office has warned of a chance of snow in the north (PA)

The Met Workplace has warned of an opportunity of snow within the north (PA)

Met Workplace offers five-day replace as wintry showers predicted

Monday 18 December 2023 09:36 , Holly Evans

The Met Workplace has launched a video on social media depicting the climate forecast over the subsequent 5 days, with situations turning into progressively extra unsettled.

Whereas the southeast will get pleasure from brighter spells, the climate is because of flip colder in Scotland with scattered, windy showers anticipated on Tuesday. Sturdy winds are anticipated on Thursday throughout the UK, with situations remaining unsettled by the weekend.

Welcome to our dwell protection

Monday 18 December 2023 09:29 , Holly Evans

Welcome to our dwell protection because the Met Workplace points its newest replace on the potential for a White Christmas.

Observe right here for all the most recent information.

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