In their latest long range forecast, the Met Office have said that there is a chance of snow across the north. Cumbria could see a White Christmas, with temperatures plummeting at the year end.
Thursday 5 Dec - Saturday 14 Dec
A north and south split on Thursday, with the south seeing some cold, frosty and settled weather. The far north should see some blustery showers, which will be replaced by more extensive cloudier, windier weather with the northwest upslopes seeing the heaviest rain. Temperatures nearer to normal than recently. Over the weekend and into the following week, a more changeable theme is likely with spells of more organised cloud, rain and stronger winds followed by some brighter, showery and colder interludes. The heaviest rainfall is likely across the northwest with snow over northern hills, possibly to lower levels at times. Temperatures are likely to remain at or slightly below normal with occasional milder interludes mainly in the south.
Saturday 14 Dec - Saturday 28 Dec
Although confidence is low for this period, the unsettled conditions are expected to continue. There will be some rain with interludes of cold but bright weather alongside a risk of showers. There is a continued chance of further wintry showers on high ground in the north. Temperatures will likely tend towards average, or just above, for this time of year. Towards the end of 2019 there is a possibility that we will see a transition to some longer, more settled and colder periods.