UK snow forecast – Map shows which areas are having a White Christmas today

OUR snow map shows the places in the UK where the white stuff has fallen this Christmas Day.

Brits in Humberside and Suffolk woke up to a White Christmas this morning for the first time in FIVE years.



The Met Office confirmed it was a White Christmas in a tweet this morning, saying: "Morning everyone, we've just had official confirmation that this #Christmas is a white one!

"Leconfield in Humberside reported #snow falling at 5am, and Wattisham in Suffolk also reported recent snow at this time.

"Further updates will be issued as they become available #UKSnow."

Brits posted pictures of streets in Hessle, East Yorkshire covered in snow this morning.

This is the first time snow has fallen in the UK on Christmas Day in five years.

The last time we saw a White Christmas was 2015, when only a smattering of weather stations recorded snowfall.

Before that, the last big blitz was in 2010, during the coldest December for 100 years.

The rest of today is likely to be clear and dry for most but showers in the East of England could bring more sleet or snow.

Severe ice warnings have been issued for the east of Scotland and east of England today – stretching from Newcastle to Essex.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

And temperatures were expected to plunge overnight, with lows of -4C in northern England and Scotland and -2C and -3C further south.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna told The Sun Online: "There is a potential [for snow] during the early hours – certainly between midnight we could get a few wintry showers falling which could contain a bit of snow."

According to the odds yesterday, there is a 3-1 chance of snow in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, suggesting they are more likely to have a white Christmas than cities further south.

Belfast's odds for snow stand at 4-1, while bookies at Coral place London and Bristol at 5-1.

Edinburgh and Newcastle were favourites for the white stuff, with odds for snowfall at 2-1 – but there hasn't been any snow in either areas yet.

The white stuff fell across parts of the UK yesterday, with a blanket of snow covering Tynemouth Beach in the North East and parts of County Durham.

Amid the temperature drop people were pictured getting in the spirit of a somewhat different Christmas this year.

Brave souls ran into the chilly waves near Edinburgh and Swansea for a festive swim, while others took on the snowy roads in County Durham.

Any snow will be mainly confined to higher ground, but forecasters' predictions of more snow today have rung true already.






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