With just four days to go before Christmas, the Met Office has forecast some snowfall in parts of the UK.
The UK’s last blanket of white Christmas 2010 saw more than 80 per cent snowfall across the country.
Technically, the last white Christmas 2017 was due to snow on the big day, however there was no recorded snowfall on the ground.
If the latest forecasts and bookmakers are to be believed, the chances of seeing some dust and snow to match 2010 are very slim.
According to long range weather forecaster Exacta Weather, snowfall is likely to occur on Christmas Day, followed by frozen January.
What’s so weird about a white Christmas for you?
The latest odds from Ladbrokes are as follows:
- Edinburgh – 2/1
- Birmingham – 3/1
- Glasgow – 3/1
- Leeds – 3/1
- Liverpool – 3/1
- Newcastle – 3/1
- Nottingham – 3/1
- Oxford – 3/1
- Belfast – 4/1
- Cardiff – 4/1
- Dublin – 4/1
- London – 4/1
- Manchester – 4/1
- Southampton – 4/1
- Bristol – 5/1
What does the weather station say?
The Met Office said the cold weather would give the UK a seasonal experience, but those who dream of a white Christmas will be disappointed.
Most of the country’s temperatures will remain solitary on Christmas morning and Christmas Day, but no snow is expected.
Mercury in England and Wales will drop to minus 3C on Christmas Eve, meteorologist Tom Morgan said.
“While this may not be a white Christmas, people need their big coats, scarves and hats for any walk that will take place during the Christmas season.”
Morgan said it would snow in some eastern parts of Scotland on Christmas morning, but nothing is currently expected on Christmas Day.
Temperatures are expected to reach 6C in London and south of England on December 24 and 5C on Christmas Day.
The northern part of the country, including Manchester, experiences low temperatures of 4C and 5C on Christmas morning and Christmas day, respectively.
The Met Office says Christmas is just around the corner in most parts of the UK – most of us are more likely to see snow from January to March than from December.
White Christmas was common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, effectively bringing back the 12-day Christmas day before the 1752 calendar was changed.
Climate change has led to higher average temperatures on land and at sea, which usually reduces the risk of a white Christmas.
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