Christmas weather 2021 London: Met Office forecast for Xmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year - and will it snow?

Some bookmakers have shortened their odds of seeing snowfall in London this Christmas Day.

Christmas Day is flying towards us at some speed, and the question on everyone’s lips is will there be a white Christmas in London?

Last month, betting company Paddy Power gave 5/1 odds of snow falling at London City Airport (the criteria required to constitute a white Christmas according to the company).

Their most recent odds have been slightly shortened to 4/1.

William Hill gave out November odds of a London white Christmas 6/1, this has most recently been improved to 11/4 suggesting that a white Christmas in the capital has become more likely according to the bookies.

Despite the increased likelihood of a white Christmas, the Met Office are predicting a damp Christmas for London and little chance in the way of snow.

It looks set to be a drizzly start to the day, with a 50 per cent chance of light rain through the morning, although this should ease by the early afternoon.

It shouldn’t feel too icy through the day, with temperatures dropping to a low of 7°C until the late hours of the day.

The chance of rain is set to increase, with heavier showers set to hit the capital in the early hours of Boxing Day.

London and South East forecast Tuesday 21 to Sunday 25 December


Dry and cold with light winds overnight. Cloud likely breaking up, allowing longer clear spells to develop, and giving a frost for many areas. Minimum temperature -2 °C.


A bright and frosty start on Wednesday. Cloud likely thickening later in the day, with some rain possible in the evening. Remaining chilly. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Windy, cloudy and wet Thursday, perhaps drier later. Mild. Perhaps a brighter start Christmas Eve, but further rain later. Lighter winds. Wet and windy Christmas Day, turning cooler.