WHITE MAGICWhite Christmas 2017 what are the odds on snow falling in the UK this Christmas Day

by Super User
Whether you fancy a flutter or are already thinking ahead to Christmas Day with your family, this is what you need to know... ARE you dreaming of a white Christmas? Kids and adults alike get excited by the prospect of waking up to a flurry of snowflakes on December 25. These are the latest odds of a snowfall on the big day - according to the bookies and weather experts. When was the UK's last white Christmas? At least one snowflake has to fall somewhere in the UK on December 25 for it to be classed as a white Christmas. Snow which has fallen earlier in December and is still on the ground may look pretty - but it won't count with the bookies. Our last white Christmas was in 2010, when snow or sleet fell at 19 per cent of stations, according to the Met Office. What are the odds of snow falling on Christmas Day? At least one snowflake has fallen on Christmas Day 38 times in the last 54 years. This means, statistically, we can expect to see a white Christmas at least once every two years. But the white Christmas of our imaginations, where there's layers of snow covering the ground, is much more rare This has only happened four times in the last 51 years. The Met Office say it's difficult to accurately predict snow until five days beforehand. But some bookies have already released their odds - if you fancy getting an early bet in. SunBets' odds of snow falling in London are currently at 4/1. While weather boffins Met Check have released a Will I Get A White Christmas? checker - so you can check the probability in your town. It's currently predicting a 25 per cent chance in the South, and a 50 per cent chance in the North and Scotland.

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