10:56 BBC News
And notice some of the temperatures too; double figures ... you step to the outside, middle of the day, you'll notice right away, a different feel, [gestures removing coat] you'll sort of be taking the old parka off, you won't need it.
And then this fellow, here he is, a little weather front, into the north and the west, just a weak thing. Because the ridge of high pressure dominates he just fizzles out pfft [small pulling gesture], pull him apart, that's about it.
High pressure, there he is, he's still there. Just think of it like taking a big balloon, you put it in the way [gestures doing so], and it keeps all the weather systems away. And that's the way. So, Christmas Eve, if you are travelling to Grandma's or somewhere like that, at least the weather's going to be quiet.
And then the big day ... you won't be digging the old snow [gestures doing so] or building snowmen.
11:27 BBC News
Elsewhere we just keep the cloud in place, almost like just taking a sheet and, vmmm [throwing gesture], throwing it on the old weather map and it just sits there.
11:56 BBC News
Maybe you're nipping out, or maybe running round the high street [a suggestion of a run] for the last minute presents here and there.
Maybe you are off, sort of packing everyone in the car [throwing gesture, as if shoving stuff in the car], heading off to Grandma's house.
And then for Christmas Day, for Father Christmas, I don't think he'll be having to shovel [digging gesture, as before] the old walk in the drive.
12:55 BBC News
If you're wondering what it's going to be like over Christmas, maybe the kids are going to be out building a snowman [digging gesture, as before] or perhaps you'd like to know if you'll be doing some shovelling with the snow; I don't think so.
It should be a mild start for old Father Christmas as he comes, he'll probably have the thin coat on.
13:27 BBC One and BBC News
After a piece about a purple squirrel;
You can probably imagine some of those squirrels gathering their nuts if we're going to get a lovely cold spell or perhaps some snow - and any kids that maybe have those toboggans out or perhaps on their Christmas list, you might want to hang on.
Look at this mass [of cloud]. It's like taking a white sheet and just throwing it across the map [throwing gesture].
13:55 BBC News
You might not be out with the old snowman [digging gesture, as before], our snowman [points to Christmas graphic] might be a bit lonely I think by Christmas Eve.
Oh - and thanks to Eddie Mair for the link from the PM blog. Short - but sweet