What are the chances of a white Christmas in Watford this year?

For many of us, snow reminds us of Christmas - the festive cards and films are filled with scenes of snow falling during the festive season.

Met Office anticipated an early white Christmas for northern parts of the UK this week, as they issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

But for South West Hertfordshire the opportunity for snow this early on in the festive season was slim, and unfortunately for snow lovers this may still be the case for the rest of the month.

The Met Office can accurately forecast if snow is likely on any given Christmas Day up to five days beforehand. But said the scene of widespread snow lying on the ground on Christmas Day is much rarer with the last widespread white Christmas in the UK being in 2010 - which the weather forecaster called "extremely unusual".

Despite this there was also some snow fall in areas across the country in 2015, 2016 and 2017, with no record of falling snow in 2018 during this period.

According to Met Office, other parts of the country are more likely to see snow between January and March than in December - with snow or sleeting falling an average of 3.9 days in December, compared to 5.3 days in January, 5.6 in February and 4.2 days in March.

According to the website, Metcheck, we could see cloudy weather with sunny intervals throughout this month.