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Christmas Day

Christmas fireside.jpg

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. 

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

Thursday (23 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  °
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6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 13 29 NE 13 29 NE 13 29 NE 13 28 NE 12 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G
Humidity Expand
68% 69% 74% 77% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (24 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 12 27 NE 12 26 ENE 11 25 ENE 11 24 NE 12 25 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 25 ENE 13 26 ENE 13 25 ENE 13 25 ENE 13 25 ENE 13 25 ENE 13 25 ENE 12 24 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 25 NE 12 24 NE 12 25 NE 11 24 NE 10 24 NE 10 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 82% 82% 81% 80% 81% 81% 82% 81% 82% 79% 75% 72% 68% 63% 61% 61% 63% 65% 67% 70% 73% 75% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 8  ° 13  ° 13  ° 11  ° 8  °
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4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 5  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 10 22 NE 10 23 NE 8 20 NE 13 25 ENE 15 31 ENE 16 33 NE 14 29 NE 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 84% 86% 68% 35% 28% 36% 55%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:21 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 11 21 ENE 10 21 ENE 10 21 ENE 12 24 ENE 14 29 ENE 13 28 ENE 11 23 ENE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
74% 85% 87% 78% 64% 59% 69% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 18:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
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5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 7  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 8 17 ENE 7 15 ENE 8 15 E 10 19 E 11 22 E 10 22 E 9 18 E 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 89% 79% 64% 56% 62% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:25 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 13  ° 15  ° 14  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 11  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 12 ESE 6 11 SE 6 11 SSE 7 14 SSE 9 20 S 10 21 SW 9 18 S 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 90% 91% 85% 69% 61% 64% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:26 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 13  ° 15  ° 14  ° 12  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 13 S 7 13 S 7 13 S 8 16 S 11 21 S 11 22 S 10 19 S 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 90% 91% 86% 73% 65% 68% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:28 Moon phase: New

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