Weather By Joe Crilly

White Christmas Odds Are Shortest Since 2010

Scotland and the North of England is set to be hit by a blanket of snow in the coming days and William Hill think that this year has as good a chance as any of seeing a White Christmas. Odds of that famous snowflake are the shortest on this date since 2010 – the last time William Hill paid out on a significant number of cities.


Of the 15 cities that William Hill offer odds on, it is the Scottish locations of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow that have the shortest odds – all 3/1 to see snow. The UK’s other capital cities are 5/1 (Belfast), 6/1 (Cardiff) and 6/1 (London).


“In 2010 there was a sustained cold snap before Christmas Day which culminated in a number of stations around the country seeing snow and us paying out quite a sum of money to our festive punters,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We now think that there will be a couple of places that will see snow this Christmas.”


It is Even money that snow falls somewhere on Christmas Day this year.


Snow on Christmas Day: 3/1 Aberdeen; 3/1 Edinburgh; 3/1 Glasgow; 5/1 Belfast; 5/1 Leeds; 5/1 Liverpool; 5/1 Manchester; 5/1 Newcastle; 6/1 Birmingham; 6/1 Bristol; 6/1 Cardiff; 6/1 London; 6/1 Norwich; 8/1 Dublin; 8/1 Penzance


Evens    snow to fall at any of the above locations