Christmas 2012 Forecast
Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve will be mild overall, temperatures of between 7-8°C for much of the day. The day will be showery throughout, however these rain spells should be lighter and much shorter in duration than they have been recently. Much of the day will be cloudy and overcast. As evening progresses the rain will become heaver, with a prolonged spell of heavier rain between 19:30 and 21:00. Conditions should then be cloudy but dry in the run up to midnight, with temperatures very mild for this time of year.
Christmas Day - As Father Christmas begins his present delivery over Dudley and the Black Country, he may well require the services of Rudolph, light patchy fog spots are likely to develop in areas but they shouldn't last more than a few hours at most. He shouldn't need to wrap up too warm however, temperatures will be between 7-8°C. Winds will be breezy from the South West but should reduce slightly as the night wares on. Christmas morning will likely be a cloudy and overcast affair, with a slight chance of a very light shower or two at times. The day will continue in the same form with a maximum temperature of 9°C, so if you're out for a Christmas Day walk the weather shouldn't affect you too much. Christmas Day evening will be dry with skies beginning to clear, this will allow temperatures to fall slightly to 6°C. Winds will be brisk in the evening and on into the night.
Boxing Day - The early hours of Boxing Day will be dry with temperatures cooler, but still above average. Fog patches may form in some areas but these should clear by mid morning at the latest. Conditions will turn sunnier with brighter spells around noon, temperatures rising again to 8°C. It will turn quite windy in the afternoon with the potential for it to be quite gusty at times. An outside chance of a very light shower or two in mid to late afternoon, but these should be few and far between. The evening will continue in a similar fashion with temperatures remaining fairly constant. Overcast skies with light to moderate winds at times.
Issued: 1500 GMT 23rd December 2012