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UK weather warning: Britain braced for ferocious storm after Christmas Day snow

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Charts and maps show France suffering a storm on Boxing Day, with a risk of moving into the UK the day after Christmas. Experts have also said there is a chance the weather could move across to Britain, and suggested the rest of the year is likely to feature poor conditions.

Tony Zartman, Accuweather meteorologist, told Express.co.uk there is a chance France’s storm could feature in Britain.
He said: “A storm will pass by to the south across France on Boxing Day.
“This may bring some rain as far north as the southern coast of England.
“But, much of the remainder of England and Wales are expected to be dry at this point.”

Tony Zartman, Accuweather meteorologist, told Express.co.uk there is a chance France’s storm could feature in Britain.

He said: “A storm will pass by to the south across France on Boxing Day.

“This may bring some rain as far north as the southern coast of England.

“But, much of the remainder of England and Wales are expected to be dry at this point.”

Mr Zartman added the remainder of 2021 sees split conditions between the north and south of Britain.

He told Express.co.uk: “Looking ahead through much of next week into the New Year, it appears as though the UK will remain divided with cold air to the north and milder air to the south.

“A series of storms will bring unsettled weather at times with largely rain across the south and the best potential for snow across the north.”

Terry Scholey, Netweather.tv forecaster, added it will be “an unsettled Christmas” due to a mix of north and south pressure.

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Writing for Netweather.tv, Mr Scholey said: “It’ll be mild in the South but colder in the North where some parts, mainly on hills, will see a white Christmas.

“We’ve already seen some snow over parts of Scotland overnight, but this coupled with patchy rain over central parts will fade.

“Further North, there’ll be some winter sunshine, and it’ll be mainly dry, apart from a few light showers, which will be wintry on hills towards North and East facings coasts.

“Southern Scotland will be mostly cloudy but with a few brighter intervals. Here too, mostly light patchy rain could fall as snow over the Southern Uplands, perhaps bringing a dusting to the higher peaks later.”

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It comes after forecasters said some snow and strong winds will hit the UK on Boxing Day, after a mostly frost-free Christmas.

Netweather.tv said: “The chance of snow this year, will be mostly limited to the higher ground of Northern England, North Wales and Scotland, as weather fronts brush up again colder air which will continue to feed down from the north during the day.

“Temperature-wise, it’s going to be quite a contrasting day. some Southern parts of England will see highs into double figures, whereas parts of Northern Scotland won’t get above freezing.

“For most it’ll be 4-7c though, but will feel cold in the quite keen the east to southeast wind.”

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for parts of Scotland and northern England.

“Snow and strong winds will probably affect some higher elevations, leading to possible disruption, mainly to travel,” the warning said.

Power cuts could hit some areas and could pose a hazard on roads, forecasters added.

Two warnings are in place from 12.15am until midday, from Perth to Glasgow and from the Scottish borders down to Leeds.



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