Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

Light snow is possible in some places on Christmas Eve

Light snow is possible in some places on Christmas Eve

It could be quite a mild Christmas Day with temperatures of about 8C in London, Birmingham and Manchester, 6C in Norwich, 11C in Belfast and Cardiff and 12C in Plymouth.

Shortly before noon on Monday, the Observatory provided an update in which it said that it will be mainly cloudy the following day, when people will celebrate Christmas. It's a seasonable chill for this time of the year with highs in the lower 40's.

There is a small chance of rain on Christmas Day with overcast conditions and highs of 8c in Liverpool.

A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties.

Those dreaming of a white Christmas are likely to be sorely disappointed.

It said: 'For many of us, snow is synonymous with Christmas. Mountains will get 4 to 7 inches of snow above 7,000 feet and one or two inches from 5,000'-7,000.

Monday: Cloudy and cold.

"There's going to be snow, there could be some ice in some places".

Weather officials are advising those who plan to travel later this week to keep an eye on the forecast.

"Basically we've lost most of the snow we've had", said Scott. "There's patches, but it's pretty much gone".

The meteorologist predicted the United Kingdom will also see poor weather on Christmas Day - although not snow.

Earlier: Hurricane force winds hammer Newfoundland, Nova Scotia.

Motorists travelling from Cumbria around the country are advised that conditions will worsen at about 3pm today and clear about 11am tomorrow. Christmas Eve will see further rain across southwest England.

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