The cold weather looks to continue right up until Christmas, with sharp frosts at night and wintry showers continuing for many areas of the UK.
According to metcheck.com, the cold wind will become less strong, leading to the added hazard of freezing fog in some regions.
So not the best weather for the Christmas preparations this week, fine for those that are staying at home with a good excuse to relax in the warmth. However, for those that are planning to fly from one of the UK's airports over Christmas, it is probably the drive to the airport that is a cause for concern.
Traffic conditions are often at their worst in the busy morning times, that coincide with early check-in. Many travellers will be looking to circumvent the dicey morning roads and stay the night before their flight at an airport hotel. If you are looking to book at the last minute, then Holiday Extras has some fantastic deals for hotels at Gatwick Airport, available for the Christmas Holiday.
Remember... availability goes down when demand is high so best plan ahead and book your room, with or without parking.
Gatwick Courtyard Marriott - with up to 15 days parking from £85*
Arora International Hotel - with up to 8 days parking from £75*
The Gatwick Hilton - with up to 8 days parking from £149*
At Gatwick you can book an Undercover Hotel, room only from £69 and that includes eight days parking*
*Please note: These prices are correct for bookings searched on December 21, for a stay date on December 23, 2009 - based on a double room. Prices are subject to change.