Sheffield is set to be hit by snow next week but it seems there will be no white Christmas.
Weather warnings for wind have already been issued by the Met Office for Boxing Day but it is set to be dry, if not very cold, on Christmas Day.
A wet weekend is set to follow but rain and snow showers are now forecast for Monday and Tuesday. Heavier snow is then set to fall on Saturday, January 2, and this could last all weekend.
Many parts of the UK have seen unsettled conditions in the days leading up to the festive period, with heavy rain falling across large swathes of the country on Wednesday. This rain will largely stop on Christmas Eve, paving the way for cooler temperatures and frost on the morning of December 25.
Alex Burkill, a meteorologist at the Met Office, told the PA news agency: “Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day is going to be very cold, with harsh widespread frost first thing Christmas morning. “So it could be a ‘white’ Christmas in as much as lots of people are going to wake up to a frost.”