/BBC Weather: Boxing Day downpour to batter Britain with snow set to strike NEXT WEEK

BBC Weather: Boxing Day downpour to batter Britain with snow set to strike NEXT WEEK

Britain is expected to be bombarded by heavy downpours throughout Boxing Day according to BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor. He explained the wet weather will also be accompanied by blustery winds and cold temperatures. He said: “For some of you it has already been very wet and windy start on Boxing Day.

“There will be wind and rain spreading its way northwards and eastwards.

“It may turn light and patchy in northern and eastern England compared to what we are seeing further west.

“The heaviest burst of rain in the west eases off for a time but there will be more downpours coming into Wales southwest later.

“The wind will be easing down a little bit relative to this morning but still a blustery day.

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Britain is braced for heavy rain across the country on Boxing day (Image: WXchart/Met Office)

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The Met Office explained that wet weather would be expected on boxing day and towards the end of the week (Image: Met Office)

“Temperature highs will be around 10 and 12 degrees celsius but for the north and east a rather chilly one.

“Most of Scotland will remain dry, see the best of the days sunshine and have the lightest of the winds.

“As we head into Boxing day evening and overnight there will be some patchy rain and drizzle, this will affect some eastern areas and turn quite misty and murky across England and Wales.

“Later in the night, Western Scotland will turn a good deal wetter and windier too.

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Matt Taylor warned of wet weather for much of the UK in addition to strong winds (Image: bbc)

“Friday morning temperatures will be up in western areas around six and 11 degrees celsius, a little bit chilly still for those eastern parts.”

The Met Office also warned of the heavy rain and potential risks of flooding.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said a band of rain is expected to move from the southwest to the northeast of England.

He said that “pretty much everywhere” will experience rain in some form on Thursday.


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Snow is set to hit the UK next week as temperatures fall (Image: Getty)

He continued: “For most places, there is going to be a lot of clouds and some rain around too. The heaviest will be in southwest England and Wales.

“Because of the amount of rain we have seen this month, there could also be some localised flooding.”

According to WxCharts, which assesses the probability of snowfall, some parts of Scotland, especially over higher ground, are likely to see some snowfall on Christmas Day and into Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, according to Netweather, which also looks at the risk of snowfall, there is a small chance of some snow in Scotland on Boxing Day over high ground.

Looking ahead, the Netweather chart also predicts likely snowfall in Scotland during the early hours of New Year’s Day.

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