Newcastle weather: Met Office predictions show chance of White Christmas for North East

Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Snow settles on Newcastle Quayside (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Could we see snowfall on Tyneside this Christmas?

The Met Office has updated its long term forecast for the Christmas period, and it could be good news for anyone hoping for a white Christmas.

The weather service produced its first forecast for the festive season at the end of November, one month before Christmas, but as the bog day closes in more detailed predictions are being put in place.

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Considering the time of year, the last week has seen Newcastle retain more mild temperatures than expected for the time of year after a small handful of snow days across the region.

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Forecasts for the upcoming weeks suggest more snow could be on the way, sandwiched in between further mild conditions.

The Met Office's long term forecast for the time between Christmas Eve and Monday, January 8 2024 currently suggest conditions are: "More likely to be unsettled compared to the preceding settled spell with bands of rain crossing the UK with brighter conditions and showers in between.

"The chance of a colder spell of weather, with hazards such as snow and ice, does increase later in December and into the New Year period."

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