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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 rain 10 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 4 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    2 °C

  • Overcast 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    0 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Light rain 5 °C

    0 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 January 2019)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Cloudy
20% 90% 90% 70% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 11 25 SW 9 22 NW 10 20 WNW 5 10 W 7 14 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 SW 7 17 SW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G P M G G G G G G
Humidity
88% 89% 87% 86% 85% 88% 87% 87% 87%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 17 January 2019)
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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 50% 20% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 17 WSW 7 16 W 7 15 W 7 16 WNW 8 18 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 20 WNW 9 20 NW 13 27 NNW 12 26 NW 11 24 NW 11 24 NW 12 26 NW 12 25 NW 12 24 NW 12 25 NW 11 23 NW 9 21 NW 8 19 WNW 7 17 WNW 6 15 WNW 5 14 WNW 5 13 WNW 3 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG G
Humidity
86% 86% 84% 85% 83% 81% 80% 81% 83% 80% 71% 59% 56% 55% 54% 56% 58% 61% 63% 65% 67% 70% 71% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 16:24 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 4 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 3 7 WSW 3 6 SSW 3 5 SE 3 9 SSE 6 13 SSE 8 17 SSE 8 18 SSE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M G VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 84% 87% 83% 68% 66% 67% 71%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 9 19 SSE 9 19 SE 9 17 SE 8 17 SE 9 19 ESE 8 16 E 6 13 E 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity
75% 81% 82% 85% 82% 81% 84% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 9 ENE 5 9 ENE 5 10 ESE 6 11 WNW 6 13 NW 7 14 NW 6 13 NNW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 89% 89% 89% 78% 71% 80% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 16:28 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° 0 ° 2 ° 1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 13 NW 7 14 NNW 7 14 NW 6 12 NW 6 13 WNW 5 11 WSW 5 10 SW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 88% 88% 80% 73% 80% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Full
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 70% 20% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 7 15 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 21 SW 11 23 SW 10 21 W 9 18 WNW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 86% 86% 85% 79% 75% 78% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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