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Christmas Day 2018 weather forecast

Tue 25 Dec 2018

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. 

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

Friday (Friday 26 April 2019)
Now 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Overcast Light rain Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 30% 30% 30% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 20% 10% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 14 SSW 6 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 12 SSW 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 9 S 6 12 S 7 13 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 20 SSW 12 23 SW 11 22 SW 13 26 SSW 13 26 SW 13 25 SW 12 24 WSW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 12 24 SW 13 26 SSW 13 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG G G G G G G G G G VG G VG G G G VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity
79% 78% 79% 80% 81% 82% 82% 81% 78% 74% 72% 65% 60% 56% 52% 49% 49% 55% 65% 69% 68% 70% 69% 70%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 27 April 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain
50% 90% 20% 60% 80% 60% 50% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 14 29 SSW 15 32 SW 15 31 SW 16 34 WSW 19 39 W 20 41 W 20 41 W 16 34 W 14 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
78% 84% 68% 73% 70% 61% 59% 62% 68%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 28 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 14 28 WNW 13 26 WNW 11 23 NW 14 28 NW 12 26 NNW 11 23 NNW 8 17 N 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
68% 68% 73% 66% 55% 49% 55% 72%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 29 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 4 8 N 4 9 NE 5 11 NE 6 13 ENE 4 12 ENE 5 13 ENE 6 14 E 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 88% 87% 71% 58% 52% 58% 78%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 4 Pollen: H
Tuesday (Tuesday 30 April 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 11 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 10 E 4 9 ENE 5 11 ENE 5 14 ESE 7 16 SE 8 19 SE 8 17 SE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 90% 91% 74% 60% 52% 59% 73%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 1 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 5 11 ESE 5 10 NW 5 10 NNW 5 12 NNE 6 14 N 6 15 NNE 7 15 NE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G VG VG G
Humidity
81% 86% 88% 79% 66% 62% 65% 76%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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