Met Office says White Christmas on cards as ‘snow and ice’ become more likely

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    The Met Office says a White Christmas could be on the cards for Brits as periods of snow are possible soon.

    Unsettled weather between December 25 and January 8 could see the new year begin with a blizzard as the national weather agency says icy conditions could take hold.

    The Met Office forecast warns of potential "hazards" down the road for members of the public, and a colder spell in weather could be expected should forecasts remain the same.

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    The forecast for December 25 to January 8 reads: "More likely to be unsettled compared to the preceding settled spell with bands of rain crossing the UK with brighter conditions and showers in between.

    "The wettest and windiest conditions are most likely in the west and northwest. The chance of a colder spell of weather, with hazards such as snow and ice, does increase later in December and into the New Year period.

    "However, on balance conditions are more likely to remain generally mild and wet." While those milder conditions would be hoped for, Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden has also said snow looks to be on the cards later this month.

    Madden identified December 20 as the day we could see most of the white stuff come down. He said previously: "Our forecast indications do indicate and favour a significantly high chance of some form of cold and wintry weather… from in and around December 20 onwards, particularly the cold northerly or easterly developments.

    "The third-party models or forecasters may not indicate this as of yet, but they will have a tendency to magnetise to this less cold and more unsettled weather of the coming weeks and until nearer the time, but some of their runs are already seeing what our forecast suggests for this period on multiple and consecutive runs."

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