TEMPERATURES are set to PLUMMET in the South of England on Christmas Day with frost gripping the country, it’s been revealed.
Brits will wake up on Christmas Day to fog and frost as temperatures turn chilly during the festive holidays.
Brits in the south will wake up on Christmas to fog and frost as temperatures are set to plummet for the festive season, the Met Office saidCredit: PA
A yellow weather warning is in place for SundayCredit: MET OFFICE
The last week of the year is set to be settled weatherwise – but it will be very cold for many.
In the south of England and Wales, temperatures are set to plummet on Christmas Eve, just in time for the big day.
Areas in the North West are set to be slightly milder on December 25.
But the week in between Christmas and New Year is will be chilly, with higher chances of frost and fog as Brits enjoy the holidays with friends and family.
The Met Office said: “Temperatures are expected to be near normal for most, but milder in the northwest and perhaps turning rather cold in the south in time for Christmas.
“It is likely to remain settled for the final week of 2021, with an increasing risk of frost and fog for Christmas and New Year.”
But before the chilly Christmas period, Brits will be feeling unseasonably warm temperatures today, with balmy weather expected throughout next week.
The heavenly warm spell will be driven by a tropical plume of air sweeping in from Spain and the Bay of Biscay.
And mountains of snow left in the wake of Storm Barra will melt as temperatures rise to highs of 14C – around 10C higher than average for December.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “It is going to turn milder this weekend with a sub-tropical airflow pushing up temperatures from Saturday afternoon.
“This will bring air in from Spain and the Bay of Biscay, also from the Azores Islands in the Atlantic pushing temperatures to 14C in some parts of the country.
“In addition to the milder conditions, Britain will get a break from the very storm conditions of the past couple of weeks with a much more settled outlook on the cards through next week.”
Things won’t, however, be so balmy for the northerly Isles of Scotland, where winds “in excess of 90mph” will strike.
On Sunday, there is a yellow weather warning in place for Scotland’s westerly isles for strong winds.
There is a risk of disruption to travel, particularly ferry services, the Met Office said.
The “danger to life” warning will bring damage to buildings and large coastal waves – and materials may be thrown onto roads by the stormy weather.
Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said: “Sunday will be a breezy day, windy across the northwest, with gales or severe gales developing later in the day across western Scotland, as a deep low moves northeast to the west of Scotland.
“But the brisk south-westerly wind will bring rather mild air – with temperatures widely reaching double figures, as high as 13C in the south – which is way above average.”
It comes after Storm Barra battered Britain earlier this week, with swathes of the country left cleaning up its mess.
The storm unleashed hurricane-force winds, torrential rain, snow and left thousands without power.
A man clears the snow in Leadhills, South LanarkshireCredit: PA
Brits have been battered by storms and strong gales in recent weeksCredit: AFP
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