Map shows looming ‘snowbomb’ as Storm Corrie set to lash Brits after Christmas

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The UK is set to be battered by a "snowbomb" as Storm Corrie looms over Europe and Britain ready to strike after Christmas Day, maps suggest.

A White Christmas might be out of the question this year, however, a final "major" storm of 2021 is predicted to hit on December 27.

Earlier this month, the country faced Storm Arwen and Barra, plunging thousands into darkness with powercuts and leaving drivers stranded in the snow, but Brits since have enjoyed milder temperatures.

After Christmas, the mercury will drop dramatically after the first of five more predicted storms before the winter ends, writes The Sun.

The latest weather maps from Netweather, show most of the south of England and London, Northern Scotland and areas of the north and Wales at risk of snow.

The 'snow risk' map also details the weather front affecting northern Europe, particularly France, in places like Normandy.

Meteorologist for British Weather Services, Jim Dale, told The Sun: "We are expecting one more major storm this month which will set the trend for coming months.

"We expect five to six storms to hit through the winter period which could be severe enough to warrant naming."

The northwest of England will have 1cm of snowfall an hour overnight on Boxing Day.

While the west coast of Wales and Cornwall will be soaked from rain, charts read.

This week, however, the weather is singing a different tune and has milder conditions seeing outbreaks of rain with it clearing later in the week.

The temperature will be slightly milder and winds will pick up at times.

Overnight, parts of the country will have mist and fog.

At the moment hopes for a White Christmas are dwindling, as Brits eagerly await to hear from BBC and the Met Office for their official report on Christmas Day – and if snow is on the cards.

Meteorologists tend to be certain whether a White Christmas is possible just a few days before the big day itself.

This week's weather seems to be predicted similar to the days leading up to Christmas as the Met Office claims there will be fog overnight as well as wet and windy spells.

They said: “Remaining generally unsettled at first, with wettest and windiest conditions likely moving further north with drier and brighter spells developing in the south and southeast at times.

“Temperatures likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to above normal, although some colder spells remain possible.

“It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells.”

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