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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. 

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
Now 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
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 4 8 E 5 9 E 2 3 SSE 2 4 SSE 2 3 SSE 2 4 ESE 2 4 ESE 4 7 SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SE 5 11 SE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
71% 77% 77% 71% 69% 64% 64% 63% 64% 66% 64% 65% 67% 70% 73%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 60% 20% 50% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 5 13 SE 6 17 SE 7 18 SE 7 19 SE 7 18 ESE 8 19 ESE 9 20 ESE 9 21 ESE 9 21 SE 10 22 SE 10 23 SE 11 25 SE 12 27 SE 12 27 SE 12 27 SE 13 29 SE 13 31 SE 12 29 SE 11 26 SE 11 26 SSE 11 27 SSE 12 29 S 9 22 SW 8 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G G G G G G G G VG G G M G M M G G G G VG
Humidity
71% 67% 70% 71% 73% 74% 74% 76% 75% 73% 71% 68% 67% 67% 69% 78% 83% 88% 88% 89% 89% 93% 94% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 20 WSW 6 16 WSW 5 13 SW 4 10 SW 4 10 SSW 4 10 SSE 4 10 SE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M M G G M G
Humidity
89% 88% 90% 90% 83% 82% 86% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Overcast Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
50% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 12 WSW 7 18 WSW 7 17 WSW 6 13 SW 6 13 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 20 S 10 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity
90% 89% 88% 88% 86% 80% 86% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 80%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 11 25 S 12 27 S 13 29 S 14 32 SSE 15 34 SSE 15 33 S 14 32 S 11 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
86% 85% 82% 80% 75% 72% 76% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 10 21 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 18 SSW 8 16 SSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 88% 88% 88% 85% 83% 87% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 7 14 SW 7 13 SW 6 13 SW 7 13 SW 8 15 WSW 7 15 SW 7 14 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 90% 87% 84% 87% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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