UK weather map shows which towns and cities will have white Christmas

Parts of the UK can look forward to a white Christmas this year, despite Storm Pia set to hit in the next two days.

The storm is due to break over the UK tomorrow, with a yellow weather warning for wind in place for much of England, Wales and all of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, Jim Dale, explained that the storm was formed by low pressure over Scandinavia and high pressure to the southwest squeezing.

“The stormy period will last between 24 and 36 hours, from tomorrow into Friday morning and posing a moderate to high risk,” he said.

“The UK weather warning is in place for the top two-thirds of the country, from mid-Wales to Norfolk and up. This will be the main zone but the coastline and hills in the south will still be gusty.”

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He continued: “In the northern quadrant of the warning, there will be gusts between 45-65mph gusts, and the southern quadrant will see winds between 35-45mph.

“It will cause problems for travel with even cars impacted by wind as well as the high possibility of falling trees and powerlines.”

But once the storm breaks on Friday, parts of the UK could be lucky enough to see some snow.

Mr Dale said: “The wind will reduce into Christmas Eve but it will remain breezy with the first colder air intrusions from northern Scotland.

“Snow could start to fall at midnight on Christmas Eve over the Grampians and Inverness. But even Wick and Aberdeen could see some snow into Christmas Day and Boxing Day.”

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He concluded: “It could pull down into the far north of England but this is unlikely.

“On Christmas Day, most of the UK will be dry and be less wintery the further south you go, with some rain possible on the south coast

“Scotland, and potentially Northern Ireland and northern England, will be very cold with frost on Boxing Day. The rest of the UK will just be cold.

“Other places that normally have high possibilities of snow will also not be having a white Christmas, including Paris, Berlin, and most of America such as Buffalo and Chicago.”

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