London weather: forecast for Christmas Day as London prepares for snow ‘next week’

London’s weather is set to take a dive in terms of temperature, as some forecasters suggest it may snow as early as next week.

According to Accuweather, who predicts the forecast far ahead of his rivals, the BBC and the Met Office, Christmas Day looks set to be very chilly.

The site predicts that December 25 will see temperatures of 10C and lowest temperatures of 2C, while conditions will be “very windy with low clouds”.

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Meanwhile, the Met Office predicts that cold spells will hit parts of the UK from 23 November and will continue into December, so parts of the UK may, after all, have a white Christmas.

The Mirror reports that people are also being warned of freezing temperatures and heavy snow that will fall over parts of the country from next week.

London in the snow
Battersea Park could look like this if it snows

WXCharts maps suggest that snow will first hit the north of the UK and then move south over the next few days.

After a largely mild November, the cold weather is set to come from Arctic winds, which will bring freezing temperatures and have reduced the odds of it becoming the coldest November ever.

The Express reports that temperatures may drop by 10 degrees after 7C-10C highs over the weekend.

The long-term forecast given by the Met Office for 22 November to 1 December reads similarly: “High pressure will often be close to western or south-western parts of the UK during this period.

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“This will tend to bring a colder than average north or northwest air flow for a while.”

The most unresolved issues are likely to be across northern areas.

“Here there is a probability of showers or longer periods of rain with a probability of snow over higher terrain and possibly falling to low levels at times.

“Strong winds are possible across the north, especially around coasts.

“Further south, it will probably remain somewhat drier with fewer showers, but there is even a small chance of some winter weather here.

“At points where the wind eases, all the clearer and calmer conditions that prevail will lead to some cold nights with frost and fog.”

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