Met Office verdict on chance of white Christmas as Brits brace for wintry blasts

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    The Met Office has weighed in on whether or not the UK could experience a white Christmas as Brits brace themselves for a "wintry blast".

    Forecasters have suggested that late November and early December could bring "at least" one or two wintry blasts, as temperatures have been gradually dropping recently. James Madden from Exacta Weather said: "It is now increasingly likely that we will see at least 1-2 notable wintry blasts from late November and into the first half of December, but it may turn milder or much milder later."

    "However, a sudden stratospheric warming event from later this month and into December could change that outlook to an even colder and more wintry theme for many parts of the country, and would drastically change the overall outlook for December as a whole, particularly, during the second half of the month, and increasing our white Christmas chances significantly under such circumstances."

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    The Met Office has also responded to the claims, stating that while unsettled weather may be widespread, it did not go as far as suggesting there would be any potential for widespread snow chaos.

    Looking ahead from November 11 to November 20, the Met Office reports state: "Remaining predominantly unsettled through this period, though typical for the season with no exceptional conditions anticipated. Low pressure and its associated cloud and showers slowly clearing northern areas on Saturday, then predominately dry with sunny spells for Sunday.

    "Further wet and windy weather moving from the west early next week, followed by blustery, locally heavy showers. The most frequent showers in the west, though some drier interludes too, especially in the east.

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    "By mid month, the most unsettled conditions are likely to transfer further north, with areas further south perhaps having some drier spells of weather at times. Temperatures through this period normal for the season and within the drier spells, some overnight frost and fog is possible."

    Then looking further ahead from November 21 to December 5, the Met Office claimed that while the weather could be wet and unsettled, temperatures would generally be on the "mild side" for this time of year. Similarly, whilst frost and fog is possible, the chances of snow were remote.

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