UK storm forecast: Warning over Boxing Day battering after Christmas snowfall

Met Office yellow weather warnings are already in place for Boxing Day snow and ice across parts of Scotland and northern England, with disruptions to travel and power anticipated

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Boxing Day weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for UK

Britain could be hit by a storm in the days following Christmas – with more wet and windy weather to come in the New Year.

France will suffer a storm on Boxing Day, which could then move over to the UK during the last week of December, some forecasters have said.

Today, parts of Snowdonia, North Wales, and the Pennines are already predicted to have a white Christmas, as a band of rain coming in from the south west moves northwards and meets colder air.

The Met Office has also already put in yellow warnings for Boxing Day snow and ice across parts of Scotland and northern England, with disruptions to travel and power anticipated.

Speaking to, Tony Zartman, an Accuweather meteorologist, said France’s storm could affect the southern coast of England.

Parts of the UK will see a white Christmas today

He noted: “A storm will pass by to the south across France on Boxing Day.

“This may bring some rain as far north as the southern coast of England.

“But, much of the remainder of England and Wales are expected to be dry at this point.”

The next storm to hit the UK will be named Corrie, according to the Met Office and the Irish equivalent Met Eireann.

This week forecasters told how Christmas would be “unsettled” for much of the UK, with “some persistent rain expected in southern areas” and snow on high ground in northern England and Scotland.

Temperatures are expected to plunge as low as -2C in the coming days



Rain is expected to dominate over the Christmas weekend in southern parts of the UK, with up to 40 mm falling in southwest England and Wales over a 12-hour period today.

Temperatures are then expected to plunge as low as -2C in parts of the north and east of England between Christmas Day and December 28, although the weather will be slightly warmer on average for this time of year.

Southern England is expected to see mild temperatures of between 7C to 9C, with spells of rain and cloud.

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Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “The Christmas period will be unsettled for much of the UK this year. Many will see wet and cloudy conditions as mild air dominates the south and west of the UK.

“This contrasts with the cold air in the northeast, which brings that chance of some snow, most likely over the Pennines and the southern half of Scotland, and perhaps a little more likely into the early part of Boxing Day.

“Added to the mix is a strong easterly wind, especially in northern areas, which will make it feel particularly cold.”

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