The Met Office has revealed the weather across Sussex for Christmas Day - and there is no sign of snow.

Sussex is set to miss out on a white Christmas this year in favour of a more cloudy and overcast day, with some sunny spells later in the afternoon.

The weather service is currently forecasting temperatures to hover around 11-12C.

Conditions are expected to be overcast early on Christmas morning, before turning cloudy around 6-9am.

Parts of Sussex, including Bognor, Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne, are forecast to see some sunny spells in the afternoon at around 3pm.

While the day is forecast to be dry, with only a low chance of rain, those planning on taking part in annual Christmas swims in the sea could face gusts of more than 30mph along some parts of the Sussex coast.

Although Sussex is unlikely to see any snow this Christmas, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said that some parts of the UK will see some wintry flurries. 

She said: “As we begin Christmas Day, wintry showers initially feeding in across the north in a colder air mass would technically make it a white Christmas, as we only need to see a single flake landing.

“Elsewhere, while it is likely at first to be mostly dry, there is the potential for rain approaching from the west later on.

“As this moves east, we may see rain turning to snow, at least over high ground.

“It is unlikely that we will see widespread or settling snow giving any proper accumulations.

“Although technically it might be a white Christmas, don’t get your hopes up for a picture-perfect white landscape.”

Brighton saw festive flurries last year after snow blanketed the city on December 11.