I'm A Celeb: Ant and Dec warn 'more bad weather coming'
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Storm Arwen brought with it dangerous weather conditions. Winds of up to 98mph battered parts of the UK and vast swathes of the country were covered in a heavy blanket of snow. Many Brits would’ve welcomed this week’s milder forecast, but these conditions aren’t expected to stay in place for long. Here’s the latest long-range forecast for the UK this December.
The Met Office has forecast a welcome break in the severe weather experienced over the past few weeks.
Storm Arwen caused devastation throughout the UK last week.
Three people were killed on November 26 due to the storm, and thousands have been left without power as strong gusts brought down power cables.
Such extreme weather conditions prompted the Met Office to issue a rare red weather warning.
People in parts of Scotland and the northeast are now on their fifth day without power, as energy companies struggle to repair the damage caused by Storm Arwen.
This week’s forecast is much milder, with snow showers being replaced with rainfall for most of the UK.
Conditions could feel cold for some due to a northerly wind bringing strong gusts, but these winds won’t be nearly so severe as those seen during Storm Arwen.
These winds will strengthen over the weekend (December 4 to December 5).
The week from December 5 will signal a period of unsettled weather. The Met Office forecasts spells of wet and windy weather will dominate.
Toward the end of the week, the relief from the big freeze will end as temperatures will be “generally cold, with milder interludes briefly in the south. Overnight frost and icy patches likely throughout”.
According to WXCHARTS’ weather maps, up to 2cm of snow could fall across central Scotland on December 7.
On November 13 and November 14 further snow flurries could be experienced in parts of North West Scotland.
It seems Britons will have to wait until late December for weather conditions to become milder.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast from mid to late December predicts milder temperatures than earlier in the month.
Although weather conditions will remain “generally unsettled” at first, from December 15 to December 29 the Met Office forecasts: “Temperatures likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible.
“It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.”
So those hoping for a white Christmas may be disappointed this year.
The Met Office can accurately forecast if snow is likely to fall up to five days before the given date, so eager Brits will have to wait until December 20.
But there could be a 50:50 chance of snow, as the Met Office said: “Since 1960, around half of the years have seen at least dive percent of the network record snow falling on Christmas Day.
“This means we can probably expect more than half of all Christmas Days to be a ‘white Christmas’.”
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