Winter Is Coming: Shortest Ever Odds On White Christmas In October
With long term weather forecasters suggesting that the UK could be in for a long cold winter, William Hill are offering odds of just 3/1 that some areas of the UK see a White Christmas. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are all 3/1 – the shortest odds any city has ever been at this early stage of the year. Belfast and Manchester are 4/1 while London is 8/1 to see just a single flake of snow on 25th December.
As well as snow on Christmas Day, William Hill are offering odds of 20/1 that the coldest ever December is recorded this year (-0.8C) while it is 12/1 that the coldest ever UK temperature of -27.2C is broken.
“While some extreme forecasters are predicting the start of a mini ice age, most are in agreement that this winter is going to be incredibly cold and for this reason, we are the shortest price for snow on Christmas Day that October has ever seen,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Snow on Christmas Day: 3/1 Aberdeen; 3/1 Edinburgh; 3/1 Glasgow; 4/1 Belfast; 4/1 Leeds; 4/1 Liverpool; 4/1 Manchester; 4/1 Newcastle; 6/1 Birmingham; 6/1 Dublin; 6/1 Norwich; 8/1 Bristol; 8/1 Cardiff; 8/1 London; 10/1 Penzance
Lowest Temperatures In England (-26.1C)to be beaten Before April 30th 2016: 12/1
Lowest Temperatures In Scotland (-27.2C) to be beaten Before April 30th 2016: 12/1
Lowest Temperatures In Wales (-23.3) to be beaten Before April 30th 2016: 12/1
Coldest Christmas Day on Record (-18.2C) - 33/1
Coldest December on Record - 20/1
* Coldest December on record was 1890 with an ave. temperature of -0.8c