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Snow on ground could disappear for most by end of century, Met Office suggests

Snowball fights and sledging could be at risk because snow that settles on the ground in winter may disappear for much of the UK by the end of the century due to climate change, a Met Office analysis has suggested. Detailed projections suggest traditional winter activities such as building snowmen could be lost if global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced. The research, which will feature on BBC Panorama on Monday, suggested that most of the south of England may not see days with freezing or below temperatures by the 2040s, due to climate change.

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