UK weather forecast – New Year’s Eve dry for fireworks and 11C in perfect night for party fun

DRY and warm weather will give the UK perfect conditions to party all night on New Year’s Eve this Monday.

Temperatures of 11C mean we’ll end the year on a high as thousands gather for firework displays across the country.

 It's set to be a warm, dry night on New Year's Eve, perfect for watching fireworks
It’s set to be a warm, dry night on New Year’s Eve, perfect for watching fireworks

It will be twice as warm as the average December only dropping to 9C in London, 8C in Manchester and 7C in Birmingham for the countdown.

So don’t worry about wrapping up too warm or bringing a brolly to the fireworks on Monday night, as it’s set to be a calm night – just on the weather front.

However the low cloud on New Year’s Eve could “scupper” fireworks displays if it sits too low in the sky, but it’s unlikely to be so low that you won’t see the festive celebrations in the sky.

Helen Roberts, a Met Office meteorologist told The Sun Online: “We’re just on the cusp of how much detail we can give at this early stage but it’s looking like there will be high pressure across the south of the UK and will be quite quiet.

 It will be dry and warm across the whole of the UK on Monday, with light rain falling only in northern Scotland
It will be dry and warm across the whole of the UK on Monday, with light rain falling only in northern Scotland
 Northeast England will even see some sunny spells on the last day of the year
Northeast England will even see some sunny spells on the last day of the year
 Southern England is set to be warm, dry and cloudy and shouldn't disrupt any celebrations
Southern England is set to be warm, dry and cloudy and shouldn’t disrupt any celebrations

“It will probably be quite cloudy, so not dissimilar to now.

“We’re not expecting any significant rainfall.

“There is potential for rain to push in around northern Scotland, but it’s too early to tell how far south this rain could travel.

“It will probably be dry but cloudy.

 Millions of people across the UK will be out watching fireworks and partying on Monday night

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Millions of people across the UK will be out watching fireworks and partying on Monday night

“Expansive clouds won’t be ideal for fireworks displays but the temperature won’t be too cold.

“It’s just the low cloud that could scupper the displays on New Year’s Eve.”

 London hosts the biggest firework display in the country which is televised live

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London hosts the biggest firework display in the country which is televised live

Tomorrow is looking like a frosty start with patches of fog in places – so be careful on the roads if you’re heading back to work in the morning.

Northeast Scotland could see some rain but the rest of the country is looking dry, if a little damp and foggy in places.

In the south, the fog will clear into the afternoon and Thursday will see sunny spells.

 Day break over Ullswater in the Lake District where mist gathers low in the valley on Christmas Eve morning

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Day break over Ullswater in the Lake District where mist gathers low in the valley on Christmas Eve morning

Meanwhile up north there could be some light drizzle and hill fog sticking around all day.

Into the weekend we’re expecting the cloud to stick around with some mist and fog in the mornings.

The north is looking less settled than the south, with some rain and strong winds creeping in.

Temperatures will be mild all round throughout the week, with lows of 7C and highs of 11C.

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This has been one of the warmest Christmas and Boxing Days on record and the balmy weather is set to continue into the new year.

The only area of the UK set to be hit by rain in the next week is northern Scotland, with light rain possibly drifting into northwest England and Northern Ireland on Saturday.

We’re expecting a mixture of cloudy and foggy weather with sunny spells brightening the east coast on Monday.

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