Christmas 2013 Forecast
Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve should see a return to more seasonal temperatures, with temperatures of between 3-4°C for much of the day. The day will be very changeable with periods of showers and sunny spells. Much of the day will be cloudy. As evening progresses the rain showers will become less frequent, leading to a mostly dry and cloudy evening. Conditions should then continue to be cloudy but dry in the run up to midnight, with temperatures around average for this time of year.
Christmas Day - Father Christmas's present delivery over Dudley and the Black Country this should be fairly trouble free weather-wise. Conditions overnight will be dry but cloudy. Winds should be light, with infrequent gusts. He will need to wrap up however, temperatures will be between 2-3°C. Christmas morning will be mostly cloudy with the chance of a few spells of sunshine here and there. The day will continue in the same form with a maximum temperature of 4°C, so if you're out for a Christmas Day walk the weather should be quite nice with sunny spells. Christmas Day evening will be dry with skies still overcast and cloudy, with temperatures falling to around 1-2°C. Winds will be very light in the evening and on into the night.
Boxing Day - The early hours of Boxing Day will be dry with temperatures cooler, at around -1-0°C. Again a similar day to Christmas day, with sunshine, clouds and showers an outside possibility. Conditions will turn sunnier with brighter spells around noon, temperatures rising again to 4°C. The afternoon will be much of the same, with the sunny spells becoming less frequent as cloud rolls into the area. The evening will continue in a similar fashion with temperatures remaining fairly constant. It will turn quite windy in the evening and overnight with the potential for it to be quite gusty at times. Temperatures will rise during the night to 6°C with heavy overnight rain from midnight.
Issued: 0245 GMT 24rd December 2013