New weather maps turn white as 103-mile polar storm to batter UK

Britain looks set to be covered in a thick blanket of snow in a matter of days. The latest weather maps show that the northern parts of the UK could be covered in layers of snow as temperature levels plummet to -13C between December 19 and 22.

Maps from WXCharts show a high possibility of snow falling to the ground during the second last week of this year. Temperature levels in and around Fort Williams in Scotland will be -10C on December 22 suggest the maps by WXcharts. Areas around Glasgow and Edinburgh might also witness a wintry day as mercury levels fall to around -7C.

As the day approaches Christmas, the weather conditions are likely to turn more cold as temperature drops down to -13C in northern parts of the UK. Southern areas of the country will also be blanketed with huge snow many areas witnessing 17-18cm of snow on December 22.

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According to’s latest weather forecast for Christmas, high pressure will be arriving on the scene later in the week though, however, it isn’t likely to stay out for too long. stay put for too long. Unsettled conditions and average temperatures for the time of the year are currently being predicted by the Met Office for the days leading up to Christmas.

The Met Office long-range forecast currently predicts most places will be settled this weekend, but Scotland is likely to remain in a “more wet and windy regime”.

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Jim Dale, a meterologist with British Weather Services told “Battle between mild, cold and polar air is winning at the moment, especially in the north. The polar air might bring down the temperature level but it’s all moderate so far.”

The Met Office says “technically” 2022 was a white Christmas. This was because 9% of its weather stations recorded falling snow – but none reported any snow lying on the ground.

The UK’s last “widespread” white Christmas was in 2010. The Met Office website states: “It was extremely unusual, as not only was there snow on the ground at 83% of stations (the highest amount ever recorded) but snow or sleet also fell at 19% of stations.”

Met Office 5 day weather forecast


Overnight rain will continue to spread eastwards becoming slow moving over parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, these heavy and thundery at times in the south.


Rather cloudy tonight with showers or outbreaks of rain becoming increasingly confined to southeast Scotland and eastern England. Some clear spells developing in the northwest with a patchy frost forming.


Cloud and patchy rain clearing the east throughout. To the northwest of this it will be a largely fine and dry day before rain moves into the far north later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery rain clearing southeast to sunnier skies through Thursday. Mostly cloudy on Friday and Saturday, with drizzle for hills in the north and west. Breezy, with temperatures above average.

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