Early snowfall in East Yorkshire and Suffolk has made 2020 a white Christmas for some parts of the UK.
It tweeted: “Good morning everyone, we got the official confirmation that this #Christmas is a white one!
“Leganfield in Humphreys reported #snowfall at 5am, and Wattsham in Suffolk reported the latest snowfall at this time.
Twitter users shared winter shots from places like North Yorkshire Moors and Greater Manchester on Christmas morning.
It was snowing in the Northeast of England and in the Scottish Highlands on Christmas Day.
Forecasters said Christmas Day would be clear and dry for most people, but rain in the east of the UK has the potential to bring snow or sleet throughout the day.
It is becoming widespread Flood People across the country were rescued from vehicles and evicted from their homes.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from a caravan park in Northamptonshire overnight after the environmental agency issued a ‘life-threatening’ warning about the Nene River.
Visit Storm Bella The meteorological office said more than 80 inches of rain and flooding were expected on Boxing Day, with winds of up to 80 mph in coastal areas and parts of the Midlands.
Bedfordshire Police have already asked residents to leave their homes.
“Late 2020 will see some unresolved weather, especially since boxing day Bulla Bella is moving to bring weekend and strong winds across the UK and Ireland,” Sky News meteorologist Naseen Kaffer said.
“Domestic gases will be released and storms will blow. There may be light snow in the highlands of the north on Saturday and Sunday.
Our response to the expected flooding in North Bedfordshire is being led by Superintendent Steve Ashtown.
Residents near the Great Utilities River in north Bedfordshire are being forced to flee their homes and seek alternative accommodation due to the risk of flooding. pic.twitter.com/ZOV9oxDrut
– Bedfordshire Police (@bedspolice) December 25, 2020
“Hurricane Bella will last until the beginning of 2021 when it clears the cold weather. In the immediate future it will continue to rain in coastal areas at the beginning of the new week, this winter and sometimes with snow.”
Meteorologist Alex Burkill added: “On Christmas Eve the night of Christmas Eve is very cold, with severe frosts the first thing is Christmas morning.
“So it could be a‘ white ’Christmas and a lot of people are going to wake up frozen.
“They are so light and scattered that you can’t see them anywhere by any means. For most parts it will be a pretty dry day and cold, but there is a chance of snowfall across the east in parts of the UK, especially at the beginning of Christmas Day.”
The meteorological office said conditions across the UK would not be resolved until December 27, with strong winds and heavy rain moving from the north.