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Met Office warns of Christmas washout as heavy rain lashes Britain

Forecasters predict a grey Christmas

People travelling across Britain to spend Christmas with family and friends have endured a miserable day on the move after showers continued throughout Sunday.

And although conditions are expected to improve in the north, the rainfall is not expected to ease up overnight in the south of England.

According to weather forecasters, the rain over England and Wales tonight will be concentrated in the south.

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December has been very wet, not white (Credit: www.pexels.com)

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While heavy downpours have dominated in the run up to Christmas, the outlook for the next few days is said to be milder.

However, Christmas Day itself is expected to be drab.

The Met Office said damp and overcast conditions are likely for the 25th, although it may be warmer in the south of England.

Meteorologist Sarah Kent told ITV.com that Tuesday will be a cloudy one for much of the UK.

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She added it would be much of the same murky weather for a lot of the country on Wednesday, too.

Ms Kent commented: “People looking for the sun are probably not going to manage it, I’m afraid.

“It’s really going to be a good old-fashioned day for staying in with a book rather than outside in the weather.”

Weather experts dubbed the festive forecast as #greychristmas on the Met Office’s Twitter account.

Most of us will be dry through Christmas!” a tweet predicted.

“The reason…. high pressure will build across the UK, bringing dry (but often cloudy) weather for most.”

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