Festive Period Forecast – Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December 2020 – Bank Holiday Monday 28th December 2020

Hi all,

First off, apologies for the lack of weekly blogs over the past few weeks but at least they are back! Now wouldn’t it be nice to deliver some good news with the current climate – i.e. some snowfall (not everyone’s cup of tea I know) but I can’t promise anything widespread. The best I can offer is there’s a good chance we will see some snowflakes over the coming days and that the weather will feel a bit more seasonal. Winters aren’t what they used to be but it’s nice to have a cold and frosty 25th of December. Look out for some 2020 weather stats soon!

Christmas Eve (Thursday) – A frosty morning with some lovely winter sunshine. Feeling sub-zero throughout the day and breezy at times. Cloud increasing during the day but remaining dry for most with sunny spells (Small chance of a wintry shower in the East during the day). Cold – as it should be for this time of the year. Widespread frost overnight. Max 4°C

Christmas Day (Friday) – High pressure builds from the west so a calm, frosty start with some rural spots down to -4°C. Plenty of sunshine for the morning but cloud will increase from the north-west as a weather front topples over and down through the high pressure. Becoming breezy and milder later in the day and some rain overnight. Max 5°C (occurring much later in the day)

Boxing Day (Saturday) – Back to what we are used to. More mobile weather now as bands of showery rain move south-east with winds increasing quickly. Heavy rain for a time during the evening. Currently we have a weather warning in place (see below) with gusts expected to exceed 50mph quite widely later in the evening and overnight. Milder. Max 8°C

Wind warning spanning 2 days
Weather warning for Boxing Day/Sunday – strong winds

Sunday – A big area of low pressure now dominates our weather and with the Jet Stream slipping South, it means we are in colder air once more. Expect some morning rain, sleet and hill-snow turning to wintry showers as the day progresses, all packing in on keen north-westerly airflow. Much colder and a significant wind-chill. Some lying snow above 300M can’t be ruled out. Max 5°C

A messy picture on Sunday – very windy, cold with wintry showers, snow on the hills

Bank Holiday Monday – Remaining cold with low pressure in charge. Mostly cloudy with a chance of further wintry showers, perhaps the snow won’t just be confined to high ground. One to watch. Max 5°C

Outlook for the rest of 2020: Staying cold with a feed of northerly\north-westerly winds. Some wintry showers but it tends to favour drier weather, some frost at night where cloud breaks. So with colder air remaining, snow can’t be ruled out if anything develops. Looks like it will even stay cold, max temperatures 4-6°C for the first few days of the new year.

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I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and after what has been a year to never forget, for all the wrong reasons, I wish you a better and enjoyable 2021!

Thanks as always for reading,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 23rd of December 2020 at 7:20pm
Images: Met Office & https://wxcharts.com/

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