UK Forecast - December 24, 2023
Wet, windy and mild south
Snow Scottish Highlands

Christmas Day
Persistent heavy rain across southern Ireland, Wales, and the Midlands, spreading into central and northern England as the day progresses. Southern counties staying moderately dry, with some drizzly rain turning heavier later in the day. Rain persistent into central Scotland, heaviest in the west. A white Christmas in the Scottish Highlands, snow becoming persistent over the mountains and falling to lower elevations later here. Mild and windy in the south, highs 13C. Cooler in the north, and chilly in Scotland, at 7C.


Christmas night
Rain stays heavy for Wales, central and western parts of England into the evening. Also wet for central Scotland, plus snow continues to fall over the Highlands. Rain moves over southeastern counties into the first part of the night. Showery conditions follow across Wales and northern England. A band of rain slips south over Scotland. Brisk westerly winds through the night. Dropping toward freezing in Scotland, sub-zero in the Highlands with a risk of ice. Lows 4 to 7C England & Wales.


Boxing Day
Fine and bright conditions as a ridge of high pressure builds over Ireland. A largely dry and breezy day. Brief early showers for Wales and northwest England. Some rain coming in from the southwest in the evening. Local rain and snow showers near coastal regions of Scotland. The best of sunshine in the east of the British Isles, but with a fair amount of high cloud starting to build from the southwest over England and Wales. Cooler temperatures of 8C in the south, and 5C in the north.


Wednesday
Low pressure to the southwest pushes fronts northwards over England, Wales and Ireland, bringing heavy rain to many places. Snow on the hills in the north Pennines and into southern Scotland, a risk of snow falling to lower elevations for a time, remaining persistent for the Scottish Highlands. Drier toward the far north of Scotland, but a strong easterly wind. Southwesterlies gusting gale force in the south. Highs 3C north, to 12C south.


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