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Christmas Day

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. 

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  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

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  • Cloudy 23 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

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  • Sunny day 24 °C

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Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% 30% 40%
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18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 19 °
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SE 4 6 SSE 3 4 S 3 4 SSE 3 4 SE 3 5 ESE 4 6 E 6 10 E 7 13 E 8 15 E 9 16 E 9 16 ESE 9 17 E 7 15 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 85% 78% 71% 65% 61% 58% 56% 57% 58% 62% 65% 70% 76% 78% 81%
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1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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E 7 16 E 7 15 E 6 14 E 5 13 E 5 13 E 4 12 E 5 13 E 6 13 ESE 5 11 SE 5 10 S 4 9 SW 6 11 WSW 7 13 W 9 17 W 9 19 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 20 W 9 20 W 9 19 W 8 17
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 G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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81% 81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 83% 82% 80% 76% 72% 70% 70% 70% 67% 60% 57% 52% 49% 50% 53% 57% 60% 65%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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WSW 8 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 W 8 17 WSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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69% 73% 83% 87% 71% 54% 51% 53% 62%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 5 10 WSW 4 7 SSW 3 6 SW 3 9 W 4 12 SSW 4 13 SSW 5 12 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
73% 80% 84% 72% 57% 50% 53% 65%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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NNW 4 10 NNE 4 9 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 14 NE 6 15 NE 7 16 NNW 6 15 NE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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74% 79% 83% 75% 61% 57% 59% 70%
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0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
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NNE 5 11 NNW 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 13 NNE 6 15 NNE 7 16 NW 6 15 NNE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 82% 85% 77% 62% 57% 59% 68%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 °
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 18 °
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NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 ESE 6 14 NNE 8 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 17 S 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
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77% 83% 86% 77% 61% 59% 61% 78%
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0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 19:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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