Now for the foggy pudding! Unseasonably mild Boxing Day will be fine for walking off the Christmas calories but 2018 will bow out on a gloomy note
- Temperatures are well above average for this time of year, as parts of the country will hit double figures of 11C
- It will be grey, with foggy conditions from tomorrow night which could cause problems for driver in England
- Clear weather conditions helped make trips to see family as smooth as possible, and traffic was good
There was no white Christmas – and the next few days are expected to be just as unseasonably mild.
December averages usually hover around 7C (45F) but the mercury will likely hit double figures across the country, reaching highs of 11C (52F).
It will be grey, with foggy conditions from tomorrow night into Friday potentially causing problems for drivers in central and southern England.
A frosty but sunny start to the day in the Cambridgeshire Fens near Ely Cathedral on Christmas morning – as fog is expected to descend across Britain going into the New Year
The sky filled with colour over the North Sea just before sunrise on Christmas day at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
The last time we had a white Christmas was in 2010 – when 80 per cent of weather stations recorded snowfall.
Hopes for another one were raised after Storm Deirdre brought icy conditions to the north of England and much of Scotland earlier this month.
Heading into Thursday and through until Saturday, wet and windy weather is expected on the north.
It will be large dry but often cloudy further south with fog at times.
There was less chaos on motorways than expected during the Christmas getaway, despite 2.5million extra vehicles being on the road.
Clear weather conditions helped make trips to see family as smooth as possible, and traffic was generally good.
An RAC spokesman said: ‘Some areas have been busy around town centres today due to last-minute shopping, but it’s mostly local congestion.’
The sun rises over the North Sea at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside on Christmas day. Clear weather conditions helped make trips to see family as smooth as possible, and traffic was generally good