CHRISTMAS cards show picturesque scenes of snow-covered landscapes, but will Southampton see snow this year?

Unfortunately waking up on December 25 to this seems unlikely this year.

The Met Office say that the general outlook for December will be persistent rain and showery interludes.

However, the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east.

Frost and fog patches are likely and the strongest winds will be in the north of the country.

In the beginning of the festive period next month, conditions are predicted to be settled across the south with outbreaks of rain and strong winds.

Early December may bring overnight frosts but will generally be fine conditions.

The rest of the month will probably see persistent rain with frost and fog likely.

AccuWeather say that Christmas is likely to be a wet one but temperatures could reach minus figures on Boxing Day.

As previously reported, weather experts have predicted snow showers on Christmas Eve and Boxing day.

But local forecasters say that it is too early to predict if we would see a white Christmas and the Met Office says it can forecast if snow is likely to fall on Christmas Day up to five days in advance.

According to the Met Office, the last widespread white Christmas in the UK was in 2010 although technically, the last white Christmas in the UK was in 2017.