Christmas forecast revealed: Met Office predicts frost and fog for Xmas Eve and Boxing Day in festive outlook | The Sun

THE Met Office has revealed the forecast for the festive period – and Brits should brace for frosty conditions.

While it might not be a white Christmas, temperatures could be expected to plummet in a month's time.

In the Met Office's long-range forecast, meteorologists predict more settled conditions than we've seen in recent times.

Forecasters expect temperatures to mostly be "average" for the festive period, which will be interrupted with spells of freezing morning conditions.

Last December's average temperature was a crisp 5.3C.

The festive period could also be marked with some more wintery weather, although Brits shouldn't be predicting a white Christmas.

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While cool and dry weather is generally expected, "colder conditions" could see families wake up on Christmas Eve with to a thick patch of frost.

The forecast reads: "Confidence remains low for this period.

"Conditions are expected to be more settled than of late, with the potential for high pressure to be located close to the UK, at least at first.

"With time, however, we may see a return to frontal systems moving in from the west, with drier interludes between.

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"Whilst temperatures may average out close to normal overall, colder conditions are possible at times, with a risk of overnight frost and fog higher than normal."

The calmer conditions will be a welcome break to the wet and wild weather of the past week, which has seen flood alerts and weather warnings introduced around the country.

Torrential rain saw a yellow weather alert warning instituted in Sussex over the weekend.

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Travel chaos and flooding hit across the south, while cars were partially submerged on Sunday in central London due to high water levels on the River Thames.

The Met Office issued several weather warnings that lasted the whole weekend, as gusts of up to 55mp battered the country.

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