The Met Office have released their long term weather forecast for Friday 18 - Sunday 27 Dec. Will it be a White Christmas? Read on...
A spokesperson from the Met Office said:
"Unsettled conditions into the 18th, with heavy spells of rain clearing to a mixture of blustery showers and brighter spells.
"These unsettled conditions set to continue with showers likely heaviest in the west, whilst areas further east experiencing drier spells.
"Mild and windy across the UK, with coastal gales. Towards the end of the period, there is a greater chance of more settled conditions, mainly in the north and east, accompanied by increasing incidence of frost and fog.
"Rain or showers becoming less frequent and tending to become focussed across southern and western parts.
"Wintriness most likely confined to higher ground, but there remains a chance of snow temporarily to low levels.
"Temperatures mild at first, probably slowly trending downwards through the period."
For the period, Sunday 27 Dec - Sunday 10 Jan, the spokesperson continued:
"Confidence is extremely low with a large range of possible outcomes.
"The most frequent bouts of wind and rain, with milder conditions, are most probable across southern areas, whilst northern areas are likely to be a little colder and more settled overall, particularly at first.