Unsettled weather will set in towards the middle of the week
Forecaster Steven Keates said: “There is the potential for some quite wet and windy weather particularly across the north of Britain as some deep low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic.
“One weather model indeed shows a drop in central pressure of more than 24 mb, an explosive cyclogenesis.
“People will notice a contrast from the recent weather with the risk of gales or severe gales in parts of the country.
“In terms of snow on Christmas Day – we might see some over higher ground in the north, but for most places it is likely to be wet rather than white.”