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UK Weather – Map shows parts of UK that will see Christmas White as Brits wake up to four inches of snow on Christmas Day

THOUSANDS of Brits dreaming of a white Christmas saw their wish come true as up to four inches of snow fell in spots.

Many families woke up to an extra dash of festive magic this morning with even more snow on Boxing Day and beyond.

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Tomasz Zajac clears snow near Tomintoul, Scotland where locals woke up to a white Christmas
Some northern areas have a light blanket of snow

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Some northern areas have a light blanket of snow
Members of the Brighton & Hove Swimming Club took to the water this morning for a sunrise dip

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Members of the Brighton & Hove Swimming Club took to the water this morning for a sunrise dip
Swimmers pose in the sea at Felixstowe, Suffolk

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Swimmers pose in the sea at Felixstowe, Suffolk
A swimmer takes a dip on Christmas Day at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh

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A swimmer takes a dip on Christmas Day at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh
Parts of northern England and the Scottish Highlands saw snow fall overnight

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Parts of northern England and the Scottish Highlands saw snow fall overnight

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Parts of Scotland were covered with up to four inches of snow this morning, according to forecaster WXCharts.

Meanwhile, parts of northern England, including the Lake District, saw an inch or two of the white matter.

Many of us will have to do without the snow today, according to the Met Office, as rain showers – some heavy – are expected in parts of southern England and Wales.

The agency forecast mild conditions for these areas, with highs of 11C in the southwest.

This morning, festive swimmers braved the chilly temperatures in Brighton, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Suffolk to enjoy a Christmas Day dip this morning

During this time it will be cold and windy across Northern Ireland to East Anglia.

Tonight there should be sleet and snow in the northern areas, with blizzards likely over the hills.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for today and tomorrow.

Read our weather forecast live blog for the latest updates

Today, the agency warned of heavy rain in parts of Northern Ireland which could disrupt travel.

And tomorrow yellow weather was announced over parts of northern England and Scotland for snow with winds up to 45mph in places.

The Met Office said strong gusts on Boxing Day could lead to difficult travel conditions in the highlands.

There was also a warning of blizzard-like conditions above 300-400 meters elevation.

Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as -2 ° C in parts of northern and eastern England between Christmas Day and December 28.

But the weather in the UK will be slightly warmer than average for this time of year, with parts of the south enjoying mild temperatures between 7 ° C and 9 ° C.

‘UNSTABLE’

Frank Saunders, a chief meteorologist, said: “The Christmas season will be volatile for much of the UK this year.

“Many will see humid and cloudy conditions as the mild air dominates the south and west.

“This contrasts with the cold air in the northeast, which brings some snow, most likely over the Pennines and the southern half of Scotland, and is perhaps a little more likely at the start of Boxing Day. .

“In addition to the mix, there is a strong easterly wind, especially in the northern areas, which will make it particularly cold. “

The Met Office has also warned Britons of “difficult” driving conditions due to “dense fog”, strong winds and heavy rain.

Anyone traveling across the country for festive gatherings is advised to be extra careful on the roads.

Boxing Day will be “extremely” cold as strong winds set in – despite highs of 6 ° C in Scotland, 7 ° C in Northern Ireland, 9 ° C in Wales and 11 ° C in England.

And weather maps show even more snow is on its way from December 27, which means a real winter holiday season.

Half an inch will fall on Monday, dropping to three on December 29 and 2.5 until New Years Eve, according to WXCharts.

It will continue until January 2, when the warmer air turns snowfall into rain.

A person dressed as an elf walks dogs along the seafront on Christmas Day in Felixstowe, Suffolk

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A person dressed as an elf walks dogs along the seafront on Christmas Day in Felixstowe, Suffolk
Some Brits are enjoying a white Christmas

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Some Brits are enjoying a white Christmas
People take a swim on Christmas Day at Blackroot Pool, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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People take a swim on Christmas Day at Blackroot Pool, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Swimming at the Blackroot Pool is an annual tradition

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Swimming at the Blackroot Pool is an annual tradition


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Dale D. Schrum