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Christmas Day

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Sun 25 Dec 2016

Will this year be a white Christmas? The last official white Christmas was in 2010, when snow was widespread across Northern Ireland, Scotland, parts of Wales, the Midlands, north-east and far south-west England.

If it snows in your area, you can become a volunteer observer and record your snow observations on our Weather Observations Website.

Check the weather forecast for your area over the festive period. 

City of London last 24 hours
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25 December 2015 - What will the weather be like this Christmas where you are? Will this year be a white Christmas?

Many people use Christmas Day as an opportunity to take in the picturesque winter landscape on long walks, either to burn off the Christmas lunch or to build up an appetite for it.

The weather question on most people's minds this time of year is whether we will get a White Christmas. In the video below we explain exactly how a White Christmas is defined.