This website uses cookies. Read about how we use cookies.

Close window

Snow and snow forecasts

Snow hero

What is snow? Will it be a white Christmas? How do we forecast snow? Find out more about snow in the UK.

Snow is defined as 'solid precipitation which occurs in a variety of minute ice crystals at temperatures well below 0 °C but as larger snowflakes at temperatures near 0 °C'. It is one of the UK's most striking weather phemonena causing a transformation of the world around us, while also leading to potential for disruption.

Snow forms when tiny ice crystals in clouds stick together to form snowflakes which begin to grow and when heavy enough, fall to the ground. Find out more about snow browsing through the following links:

Last updated:

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn