Northumberland could see White Christmas as Met Office forecasts 'wintry showers' for festive period

The Met Office have gave an insight into what the weather forecast could be this Christmas – here is what you can expect for the North East.

By Ryan Smith
Saturday, 19th December 2020, 7:00 am

While accurate forecasts for Christmas Day cannot be made until Sunday, December 20 at the earliest, the Met Office have provided a long range forecast which covers the Christmas period.

Those dreaming of a white Christmas could be in luck, with forecasters saying there are some slight signs of wintry showers in the North East over the festive period.

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However, it is worth noting that Christmas is only at the beginning of the period when it’s likely to snow in the UK, meaning there is a bigger chance of snow between January and March rather than December.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "It’s still a little too early to forecast with certainty the exact weather we can expect on Christmas Day.

"It’s still a little too soon to say what weather we can expect for Christmas Day itself, at the moment there are some signs for high pressure which could bring dry and settled weather, but also some suggestions of a more unsettled spell and perhaps some wintry showers.”

The last widespread white Christmas in the UK was back in 2010 – with Met Office forecasters claiming that it was “extremely unusual” as climate changes brings higher temperatures, reducing the chances of a white Christmas.

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