THE Met Office has revealed it will be a white Christmas in its official festive forecast.
While it’s looking like much of the country will be dealt a cloudy and wet Sunday, there is one spot where the white stuff is expected to fall.
And that is forecast to be Scotland, where snow is looking to start blanketing the northwest later in the day.
It is expected to fall at low levels overnight, and continue into Boxing Day.
Met Office said this classifies this year as a white Christmas, as it is defined as a single snowflake falling anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day.
Deputy chief meteorologist David Oliver said: “An unsettled Christmas weekend is on the way for many, with those in the north and west seeing the most frequent and the heaviest showers.
“High winds will affect some coasts through the weekend with gales in places, especially the north and west.
“Christmas Day will be unsettled for many, with the most frequent showers in the northern half of the UK and some more sporadic and mostly lighter showers further south.
“There is some uncertainty about the timing of colder air from the northwest, but it looks like this will introduce some snow showers to the northwest of Scotland late on Christmas Day.”
David said the driest conditions are expected to be in the central and eastern parts of England.
It comes as the Met Office has said heavy downpours across the UK this weekend are threatening to dampen festive spirits.
The rain is also set to cause chaos for motorists attempting to hit the road for a Christmas break.
Meteorologists said rainfall could reach as high as 30mm, with 10mm to 15mm falling widely throughout Friday.
The wet conditions are set to continue into the weekend and cause challenging driving conditions, with a risk of surface water build-up.
Meanwhile, wxcharts laid out a map over where snow is expected to fall in coming days.
It comes as the Met Office says New Year’s Eve could be a white-out if temperatures plunge to a bitter -11C.
Long-range forecasts suggest heavy snow and wintry conditions could hit some areas just in time to ring in 2023.
But, Brit holidaymakers looking to escape the cold could head to Spain and enjoy sunshine and temperatures above 20C.
Tourists who beat the UK Border Force strikes and other industrial action will be able to swap their coats for shorts and T-shirts once they touch down.