White Christmas: Could Slough and Windsor be heading for snow?

ONE question is on everyone’s lips at this time of year – will Slough and Windsor get a white Christmas?

There has been only seven magic white Christmas days in the past 90 years, and as such many locals are dreaming of a white Christmas and the excitement that comes with snow falling on the big day.

But keep your fingers crossed, as this year could possibly be the first time since 1999 that snow falls on Christmas day.


According to the Met Weather app, Slough and Windsor is expecting to see temperatures of around seven degrees in the days leading up to Christmas. Showers are expected on 23 December and Christmas Eve.

Between Christmas and New Year, the forecaster’s predict sunshine and showers, with highs of six and lows of two degrees.


Nationally, the UK is set for an ‘increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places’.

The UK has suffered with the weather over the last month, being hit by Storm Arwen and Storm Barra in recent weeks.

Thankfully the worst appears to have passed and residents can look forward to a slightly calmer, perhaps snowier, Christmas.

Here is what the Met Office had to say for the week of December 21 to December 30:

“The start of this period is looking to be settled and predominantly dry with large amounts of cloud.

“Isolated mist and fog patches developing in clearer areas.

“In general, cloud amounts will tend to reduce with time, with a corresponding increase in the risk of overnight fog and frost, which may be slow to clear by day in some areas.

“Towards the middle of the period, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places.

“Temperatures will generally be near to below normal, perhaps rather cold in the south, feeling chilly where any fog persists.”

Keep updated on the Met Office website.

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