UK weather – 'Snowbomb' to bring white New Year after sub-ZERO temperatures over Xmas for most with Arctic winds

A "SNOWBOMB" could see Brits ring in the New Year in wintry white conditions.

A blanket of snow is set to fall after Christmas when temperatures plunge well below zero and icy winds sweep through.

While snow on December 25 now seems unlikely for most, the brutal weather is expected to hit two days later.

Storm Corrie – the third of the season after havoc-wreaking Arwen and Barra – will bring severe gales, heavy rain and widespread frost.

There is also a chance wintry showers in a the post-Christmas "snowbomb", which could last well into January.

It's all down to a south-western front of rain and wind moving across the UK, according to Netweather.

If the pressure contained within the storm deepens by 24millibars in 24 hours, it will earn the title of "weather bomb".

The resulting snowfall could then cause chaos for shivering Brits up and down the country as families travel home after Christmas or make their way to NYE celebrations.

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Weather charts suggest snow will fall in the North West on December 27, with 1cm expected in just one hour.

By December 28 – after continuous overnight blizzards – 2cm of snow per hour will come down across swathes of the North West, the south of Scotland, Southampton and Cardiff.

Elsewhere, it could fall in across the entire western side of the UK on December 29, before spreading north-eastward.

There is a 50 per cent chance of snow in southern England, increasing to 65 per cent in the Lake District, 75 in Liverpool and 100 per cent in central Scotland, according to Netweather.

Temperatures look set to drop to a UK average of -1C, rising to day-time highs of just 6C, and winds will pick up to a potential 70mph.


British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale warned of the next major storm – dubbed Storm Corrie – earlier this week.

He said it is due to the La Nina effect – an unsettled weather front caused when warm North Sea temperatures mix with cooler water from the Pacific Ocean.

Mr Dale said: "We are expecting one more major storm this month which will set the trend for coming months.

"We expect five to six storms to hit through the winter period which could be severe enough to warrant naming."

A Netweather forecaster added of the period between Christmas and New Year: "It looks set to remain dry and quite cold for most of the time, with widespread overnight frost and fog.

"It may turn less settled towards the end of the period, and this is when snowfall is most likely for many parts of the UK."

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