Stormy rather than snowy in the run up to Christmas

Stormy rather than snowy on the run up to Christmas. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is looking stormy tomorrow into Christmas Eve.

A deep low pressure system or intense storm will pass very close to us bringing severe gales and damaging gusts leading to some travel disruption for the Christmas getaway.

Southern and eastern England will see gusts of 70-80mph Monday night into Christmas Eve morning. Soon after winds will peak across Scotland with gusts in excess of 80mph.

Winds of this strength will bring potential disruption to car and train journeys as well as ferry crossings - with branches down on the roads and rail tracks and choppy channel waters.

Along with the strong winds we'll be lashed by heavy rain with a possibility of hail and thunder.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day will be much calmer.

There'll be a chance of a dusting of snow across hills of Scotland and high ground of northern England on Christmas Day - but for 90% of us it won't be a White Christmas.

Our last official White Christmas was 2010.

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