A cold December is being forecast, and Bookmakers firmly believe the United Kingdom is heading for a white Christmas.
It is rated just 1/2 that somewhere in the UK will see snow, and that is now what counts.
A white Christmas is defined by the Met Office as “one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of December 25th somewhere in the UK
Formerly snow had to be observed at the Met Office building in London to be a white Christmas – but that has since been opened up.
According to Met Office statistics, an official white Christmas occurs on average every six years and so we are now due.
The last official white Christmas was in 2009, which saw a number of places see snow. Before that it was 2004 when a white Christmas was recorded.
According to the Met, and perhaps not unexpectedly, Aberdeen is likeliest to see snow with the probability being 53% whilst London is just 6%
White Snow Probability:
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “The Bookmakers clearly feel we will be seeing snow in December and importantly for them on the 25th.
“Statistics do point to the fact we are due, hence the odds-on that the Bookies have gone.”
Odds on White Christmas:
White Christmas anywhere in the UK 1/2
Snow in Aberdeen on Christmas Day 5/2
Snow in Glasgow on Christmas Day 3/1
Snow in Manchester on Christmas Day 4/1
Snow in London on Christmas Day 5/1
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