Exact date Britain to be 'split in half by snow blizzard' as temperatures plummet to -4C before Christmas

12 December 2023, 08:22 | Updated: 13 December 2023, 12:40

More snow is on the way
More snow is on the way. Picture: Getty/Alamy
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Brits could be in for a centimetre of snow later this month with temperatures expected to plummet as we head into Christmas, a new forecast shows.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The snow 'blizzard' could 'split Britain in half', with the southern part of the country likely to remain dry while waves of snow hit northern England and Scotland.

While the Met Office has suggested there is going to be snow over Christmas, this particular snow blizzard is expected to come even earlier.

According to a map produced by WXCharts, which has used data from MetDesk, the snow could hit on December 19.

Read More: Blast of snow and ice to hit UK just before Christmas as Met Office warns cold snap on the way

Homes In Cumbria Still Without Power After Weekend Snowfall
Homes In Cumbria Still Without Power After Weekend Snowfall. Picture: Getty

This could have a significant impact on travel as Brits prepare to go home for Christmas.

According to the AA, travel chaos will start earlier this year, with Brits heading home on December 22 and 23 - rather than the usual December 24, because Christmas falls on a Monday.

Read More: White Christmas 'increasingly likely' as Met Office issues fresh snow forecast for festive period

Read More: When is it going to snow next? Met Office verdict on weekend weather

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to drop as low as -4C as we approach the end of the month, meaning any snow that does fall is more likely to stick.

The Met Office has not given its verdict on this particular weather forecast, though has said there is a small chance of snow falling over Christmas and New Year.

Snow plough on a dual carriageway UK
Snow plough on a dual carriageway UK. Picture: Alamy

The Met Office's latest long-range forecast, which runs from Christmas Day to January 8, says the weather is likely to be more "unsettled" in this period."

The wettest and windiest conditions are most likely in the west and northwest. 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," the forecast reads.

While there is certainly a chance this could happen, the Met Office said conditions are more likely to remain "mild and wet".

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Police officer found guilty of gross misconduct after joyrider killed child actor and aunt in 60mph pursuit

Police officer found guilty of gross misconduct after joyrider killed child actor and aunt in 60mph pursuit

Mugshot of McNaughton, left, and smiling photo or Mr Coshan, right

Catfisher jailed for life after murdering retired teacher he 'lured' to flat using fake profile on gay dating site

Keir Starmer said he was "really shocked" at the footage

'Shocked' Keir Starmer accuses police of 'animal cruelty' after runaway cow rammed five times with squad car

The OceanGate submersible has five people on board

Poignant CGI shows how deep doomed Titan descended on it's ill-fated final journey to the Titanic wreck

Nigel Farage vows to fix 'broken Britain' as he launches Reform UK election 'contract'

Nigel Farage vows to fix 'broken Britain' as he launches Reform UK election 'contract'

Shanika Ocean who plays DC Anna Gilchrist in Silent Witness

Silent Witness actress tells of terror after hooded man tries to get in her car near Tower Bridge

Police were called to Blair Way, Aberavon on Monday

Man, 24, airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after dog attack

Nigel Farage confirmed his ambition to be prime minister by 2029

Nigel Farage reveals ambition to be Prime Minister by 2029 ahead of Reform UK manifesto launch

A missing American tourist has been found dead on a beach on a small Greek island west of Corfu, local media reports

American tourist who went missing on hike found dead on Greek island days after death of Dr Michael Mosley

Joshua Merchan-Nicholls

Would-be pilot needs £106,000 for flight training after losing support when company that backed him shut down

Alan won eight League titles and three European Cups with Liverpool

Alan Hansen ‘on the mend’ and sounding ‘fabulous’ says his friend Graeme Souness

French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet was one of the five passengers on board Titan

Daughter of 'Mr Titanic' killed in Titan tragedy pays tribute to father one year on from disaster


Greek coastguard caused dozens of deaths in Mediterranean - including nine who were deliberately thrown in water, investigation finds

Police rammed the cow

New ‘heartbreaking’ videos show close up of ‘3rd or 4th attempt’ as police ram 4x4 into terrified cow

Mr Shapps told LBC the Tories are 'underdogs'

Defence secretary says Tories are the ‘underdogs’ with weeks to go until General Election

Grant StClair-Armstrong says he was forced to stand down by the Reform UK party

Reform UK candidate resigns after blog posts calling for people to vote for British National Party emerge