Britain will be on course to welcome 2022 following the hottest New Year’s Eve on record, forecasters report.

Snow fell everywhere on weekend, with most parts of Scotland covered by a couple of inches and parts of northern England experiencing up to 5cm.

The Met Office declared a formal white Christmas, after two measurement stations across Scotland recorded snowfall on Boxing Day.

It’s not every year that Great Britain’s picturesque countryside gets snow over Christmas and others shared some snapshots of snow off of Guiseley, near Leeds in West Yorkshire, which was also covered on Boxing Day.

Temperatures are projected to remain a couple of degrees above the average 8 degrees by the end of December.

Annie Shuttleworth, another meteorology officer at the Met Office, said Monday would be a noticeably drier day for northern England and Scotland.

While the cold spell is set to die down for millions in the coming days, this winter could see an extra 25 days of snow.

It will get warmer again later this week

White Christmas (weather)

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A white Christmas is a Christmas with the presence of snow: either on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day, depending on local tradition. (wikipedia)

New Year (song)

“New Year” is a song by British girl group the Sugababes, released as the second single from their debut studio album One Touch . The song was written by group members Siobhán Donaghy, (wikipedia)

Climate of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom straddles the higher mid-latitudes between 49° and 61°N on the western seaboard of Europe. Since the UK is always in or close to the path of the polar front jet stream, (wikipedia)