After the wind, snow, rain – you name it – we’ve had over the past few weeks, there’s only one question on our lips right now: will we have a White Christmas in Yorkshire?
Getting a rare dose of the white stuff just weeks before Christmas, it seems forecasters are scrambling to answer the question, however, according to the Met Office, it doesn’t look like a magical dusting of snow is set to grace Yorkshire this year.
Predicting average temperatures for the time of year, the Met Office’s long range forecast currently anticipates that, while we can anticipate wintery and unsettled conditions in the run up to the big day, things should warm up slightly ahead of Santa’s big global mission, with above average temperatures and ‘more settled’ expected for Christmas weekend itself.
The forecast goes on to say that ‘increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells’, but, unfortunately, no snowy spells.
The BBC’s monthly outlook reads: “A trend towards a dry pattern is anticipated this week [Christmas], especially across England. Most areas should remain more seasonal or slightly cooler. Scotland should see the only chance of some rain with a low chance of any lowland snow.”
The last white Christmas was over ten years ago back in 2010, when much of the North and the UK received heavy snow – an unusual phenomenon for the time of year.
Stay tuned for more updates as forecasts change.
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