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Stormy weather, but a white Christmas unlikely says Met office

A white Christmas across the UK is looking unlikely for now, but severe weather warnings are in place over the weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said that while any snow that falls will be "restricted to high ground in the north", he added: "It's still six days away so it could change."

The Met Office currently has severe weather warnings in place through to Monday, warning of snow, ice, rain and wind.

Mr Wilson said Tuesday will be similar and while there are not any warnings out as yet, he said they will monitor the situation.

"Tomorrow's looking like a pretty fine day across the UK. There'll be a few showers across north western parts but those will tend to ease through the day.

"We'll see highs of around 5C in the north and 8C or 9C in the south," he said. Sunday will bring "a different type of weather."

Sunday and Monday will see temperatures recovering to above what is normal for this time of year, into "double digits", the forecaster said.

But, before dashing hopes of a white Christmas entirely, Mr Wilson added: "It's still six days away so it could change."

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