Britain is facing a Christmas Day freeze as mild, stormy conditions give way to Arctic temperatures and some festive snow on higher ground. A cold northerly blast will roar in during the middle of next week with wintry showers possible on the big day. It will follow an unsettled weekend with bouts of strong winds and torrential forecast through until Christmas Eve. Heavy rain threatens flooding across swathes of Britain prompting a raft of Met Officeweather warnings and Environment Agency alerts. A severe weather warning for more heavy rain is in place across southern England from 12.01am on Saturday until noon on Sunday. It warns of potential travel delays and flooding as up to 30mm of rain is forecast in parts during the warning period. It means those heading home for Christmas could face severe delays. Thermometers will plunge overnight into Christmas morning with a widespread frost expected and slim chance of snow. James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “We could still see a true White Christmas particularly in northern parts of the country.” A blast of air from the south will push temperatures above-average for winter over the next few days. Low-pressure from the west will give the… Read full this story
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