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New Year’s Eve could be ‘warmest on record’ after freezing temperatures across Christmas

Goodbye White Christmas!

Brits are set to be facing a warmer New Year’s Eve with the UK weather temperature the highest on record in ten years.

Whilst some parts of the country enjoyed a white Christmas with a flurry of snow, it’s now looking like the temperatures will rise to those normally seen in Spring.

The latest weather report is a U-turn after the Met Office previously hinted at colder temperatures for December.

The UK weather is supposed to change as it gets hotter for New Year's Eve. (Credit: SplashNews)
The weather is supposed to change as the temperature gets higher for New Year’s Eve (Credit: SplashNews)

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What will the temperature be on New Year’s Eve?

According to the Met Office, the temperature could reach 15 degrees celsius. This would be the highest temperature on record for New Year’s Eve since 2011, when it climbed to 14.8 degrees in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

Additionally, meteorologists at the Met Office expect it to be warmer than average further north.

This weather is in sharp contrast to that seen in the lead-up to Christmas. Areas across the UK were waking up to snow before the big day.

Storm Corrie was thought to be behind the snowfall that landed in the North of England from Christmas Eve. However, it looks like the weather has flipped as the North can now expect warmer temperatures.

What do the experts say about the UK weather?

Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent told The Sun: “The weather has been pretty topsy-turvy.

“We’ve had a white Christmas – and now we’re going to see it get warmer.

“It’s going to be exceptionally mild in the coming days and could be as high as 15C on New Year’s Eve. If that’s the case, then another record will fall.”

According to the Met Office Twitter, the weather for the final week of 2021 is “rather mild and unsettled”.

Whilst the week starts with rain and stormy weather, it’s expected to brighten up towards the end of the week.

By Thursday September 30, the weather looks overcast and with some rainfall.

However, New Year’s Eve is expected to be dry and mild for many, with warmer temperatures in the Northern parts of the UK.

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