Just two weeks to go until Christmas, which in shopping terms means you're probably in one of two camps - you've either finished already, and had done days ago, or you know you've got to sort it but are most likely to wait a bit longer yet before hitting the shops in a panic sometime after the 20th!
In weather terms, two weeks is still some way off and although we are now starting to close in on the final outcome, we're still at the kind of range where it's still not quite possible to categorically rule anything in or out.
We've a new map to show you tonight, it's from the GFS ensembles
and is showing a range of different options for Christmas day. For snow at lower levels we're looking for the blue colours, and for snow over the hills the blue/green colours. As you can see, there aren't any showing the blues over the UK, and a few showing the blue/greens - so based on this the chance of snow is very low for much of the UK.
As we stand, the likeliest outcome for the big day is that green rather than white is the favourite, with unsettled weather the most likely weather type during the Xmas period - particularly the further north and west you are. There is still time for change but with time ticking it'll need to show it's hand pretty soon, so tune in for the next update on Friday to see if there is any sign of that happening. Don't forget to give Santa a shake to check the current chance of snow in your part of the country.
New Free Snow Radar App For Android
Grab our brand new Android app (available for Apple devices soon) to stay up to date with the very latest rain, sleet and snow across the UK and Ireland this winter.
Download the Netweather Snow Radar from Google Play