November 28, 2020

What are the chances of a White Christmas? Here are the latest odds – Cornwall Live

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There are still several weeks to the big day, but the big bookies are already accepting bets on the chances of a White Christmas.

Flakes must fall on December 25 to constitute a White Christmas and it’s no surprise that locations in Scotland are favoured for a festive covering.

Aberdeen is the 2-1 favourite with bookies Coral, while Glasgow and Edinburgh are next at 5-2.

Newcastle has odds of 3-1 while it’s a 5-1 chance for Liverpool, Leeds or Manchester to see snowfall, reports the Daily Record.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Our betting suggests that the Scottish cities have the greatest chance of seeing snow fall on Christmas Day, with Aberdeen the most likely at 2-1.

“It is 8-1 for snow to fall in London on Christmas Day and give the capital the White Christmas everybody will be dreaming about.”

Will it snow at Christmas?
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Nottingham, Birmingham and Cardiff all have more chance than London of seeing snow on Christmas Day, with odds of 6-1, while Belfast and Bristol are 10-1.

However, there has only been a Christmas Day snowfall in the UK four times in the last 51 years.

The last full White Christmas was in 2010 when there was snow on the ground at 83 per cent of UK weather stations – the highest amount ever recorded.

It is stile far too early to offer an accurate prediction for the weather that far ahead, but some forecasts can hint at what may be on the way.

Expert Brian Glaze, of The Weather Outlook, said there could be a cold snap for many areas of the UK during the early part of December with a bitter north-westerly flow anticipated.

The Weather Outlook forecaster stated: “Generally they bring rather cold conditions to the UK in the winter months with the greatest risk of snow in northern and western coastal areas. Disturbances can result in more widespread snow.

“Snow on Christmas Day this year is considered to be most likely in the north and west. As usual in the UK high ground is more likely to see some of the white stuff.”