This weekend thousands of families across the country have been busy decorating trees and beginning to get into the festive spirit.

But, is the dream of a White Christmas a mere fantasy?

Officially, flakes must fall on December 25 to constitute a White Christmas and it’s no surprise that locations in Scotland are favoured for a festive covering.

But, what are the chances of Devon and Cornwall celebrating with snow?

According to some reports, an ‘Arctic blast’ is set to bring cold temperatures to the UK at the end of December.

But although 2020 has been full of surprises but it looks like we can rely on the British weather to disappoint.

A spokesperson from the Met Office told DevonLive that chances of a White Christmas are looking unlikely.

“At the moment the UK is almost four weeks away from Christmas so we are unable to give any detailed forecast at this stage,” a forecaster at the Exeter-based organisation said.

“But, our latest forecast does currently suggest that during the later stages of December it is looking more likely to be unsettled.

“We expect wet and windy weather with the best chance of brighter weather towards the South East of the UK, where temperatures will be on the mild side.

“At the moment it does look quite unlikely that we will see a White Christmas but we will be able to confirm that closer to the time.”

The last full White Christmas was in 2010 when there was snow on the ground at 83 per cent of UK weather stations – the highest amount ever recorded.

However, there has only been a Christmas Day snowfall in the UK four times in the last 51 years.

Although current predictions show we wont be having a snow ball fight after our Christmas dinners, it may be too early to tell.





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