UK weather forecast – Boxing Day to be unseasonably warm 11C with rays of sun and bright skies
BOXING Day will be unseasonably warm and even bring sunny spells and bright skies.
After one of the mildest Christmas Days on record, Brit are forecast warm weather with highs of 11C, and lows of 9C.
Brits will enjoy an unseasonably warm Boxing Day with highs of 11C
The day will start cloudy, with a Met Office forecaster predicting a “good deal of mist and murk” especially in the Scottish highlands, and hilly areas.
But the band of thicker cloud will move across the west overnight, bringing brighter skies on Boxing Day.
Temperatures will be at their highest in the west of the country.
But the south will also enjoy a balmy average of 10C on what has been an exceptionally mild festive season.
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Despite a cloudy start, sun will peak through the mist on Boxing Day in the north
The south of England will be particularly clear and bright
The rest of the week is expected to be wet and windy at times in the north, and largely dry and cloudy in the south with more fog at times.
Friday will see thicker cloud and a return of winter winds.
This weekend is likely to see scattered showers in the midlands, and up to the Penines.
Swimmers braved icy waters for a Christmas dip – as much of the country was blighted by freezing fog.
Despite roads being busy, the RAC said on Monday conditions on Christmas Eve had been “pretty smooth” with no major problems reported.
Temperatures will hover around a balmy 10C in most places, with some in south west England enjoying a terrific 11C
dave Nelson 07973697602 Swimmers descend on Porthcawl beach for the annual Christmas Day swim[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Swimmers take to the icy waters of the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service Festive fun for the crowds leaping into Sandford Park Lido in Cheltenham[/caption]
SWNS:South West News Service A Christmas smurfette joined in with the fun at the Exmouth Christmas Day swim in Devon[/caption]
Main motorways did see some delays but traffic was generally good, despite an additional two-and-a-half million vehicles on the road.
A RAC spokesman said: “Some areas have been busy around town centres today due to last-minute shopping, but it’s mostly local congestion.”
Highways England lifted more than 200 miles of roadworks on the country’s motorways and major A-roads on Friday to ensure more than 97 per cent of its network is open.
As usual, there are no trains on Christmas Day and only a limited service will run on Boxing Day.
But some of Network Rail’s 330 Christmas engineering projects have already begun, forcing a number of lines to be closed.
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These include no services between London Victoria – the UK’s second busiest station – and Clapham Junction until January 2 due to track renewal.
Crossrail work means there are no trains operating to or from London Paddington on December 30, with a reduced service on December 27, 28, 29 and 31 which could cause problems for airline passengers using Heathrow Airport.
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