Christmas is almost here, and with just days to go the age-old question goes; will it be a white Christmas this year?

White Christmases are few and far between recently, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of a Christmas card picturesque scene out our windows as we dive into Christmas dinner.

So what does the Met Office predict for Christmas in Cumbria?

Met Office Christmas weather forecast

Sadly, it looks like it’ll be another disappointing year for snow lovers this Christmas.

Carlisle: In Carlisle, Christmas Day looks like it’ll be chilly and dry. Temperatures only reach highs of 5, so be sure to wrap up warm on your Christmas Day walk.

Workington: The temperature in Workington only reaches as high as 4 degrees, but except some sunshine to breakthrough in the afternoon.

Kendal: Also highs of just 4 degrees in Kendal, but if you want the sunshine for a walk it’s best to head out in the morning before the day turns cloudy.

Barrow: Highs of just 5 degrees in Barrow also and cloudy for most of the day. Sadly no signs of snow, with chance of precipitation staying at 10%.

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Penrith: Temperatures in Penrith only reach a chilly 3 degrees on Christmas Day and you can expect lows of -1. Some sunshine appears in the early afternoon, so for some nice frosty sunshine, we recommend heading out for a walk then.

Ulverston: Ulverston follows a similar pattern to Carlisle and Barrow, Christmas will be a cloudy day with highs of 5 degrees.

Whitehaven: Lows of 1 in Whitehaven on Christmas, but again no snow, with just cloud forecasted for the whole day.

Cockermouth: Highs of 4 degrees and lows of 0 in Cockermouth this Christmas. A cloudy day that clears up by night-time.

Maryport: Highs of 4 and lows of 1 in Maryport on Christmas Day. Some sunshine breaks through in the morning until early afternoon, but it’s definitely going to be a chilly one this year.


Keep up to date on the weather in your local area this Christmas on the Met Office website.