‘Green’ Christmas Day forecast for snow-less Northampton

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Northampton will see a ‘green’ Christmas, say weather forecasters, who predict no snow between now and December 25.

Pitsford Hall Weather Station said temperatures are likely to be too high to see any snowfall on the day itself.

Mike Lewis said: “Christmas Day is set to be dry across the county with temperatures climbing to around 5C in a mainly light west or north-west breeze.”

Mr Lewis forecasts that daytime temperatures are unlikely to dip below freezing between now and Christmas Day.

He said daytime temperatures are even likely to climb to around 12 degrees C by Wednesday, which is four or five degrees C above the average of this time of year.

He said: “Admittedly, we could see temperatures overnight drop down below freezing on a couple of occasions, notably Friday night into Saturday, and again Saturday night into Sunday.

“Otherwise we are looking at a relatively mild west or north-westerly airflow, bringing occasional spells of rain between now and the other side of Christmas.

“Daytime temperatures may be a degree or so below normal at 5 or 6 degrees C, but that hardly constitutes the ‘polar blast’ that has been talked about in the media.”