White Christmas odds 2016 – will UK get snow?

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

Well, dream on.

Actually, that’s not quite fair.

The bookies reckon there is a chance of snow on December 25, but only a slim one.

It really depends where you live.

Coral’s White Christmas market is based around the airports of the UK and whether fresh snowfall is recorded their.

Aberdeen is the 3/1 favourite to see a white Christmas, followed closely by fellow Scottish cities Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are priced at 7/2.

Here’s the full list of UK airport and odds from Coral

City White Christmas odds
Aberdeen  3/1
Edinburgh  7/2
Glasgow  7/2
Newcastle  9/2
Leeds/Bradford  11/2
Manchester  11/2
Belfast  6/1
Birmingham  6/1
Liverpool  6/1
London (Heathrow)  6/1
Bristol  7/1
Norwich  7/1
Nottingham  7/1
Dublin  7/1
Cardiff  8/1

What counts as a white Christmas

To win your bet, fresh snow will need to fall at your chosen location.

Coral’s terms and conditions state: “Result settled at the above airports only.

“A fresh snowfall must be recorded and verified by the British Weather Services between midnight and midnight on 25th December.

“A previous days’ snow already on the ground does not count.”

White Christmas betting

(by Ingvild Hunsrød)

Met office – it’ll be soggy this Christmas

According to the Met Office, the UK is more likely to see a wet Christmas.

A spokesman said: “It’s looking like it will probably be relatively mild, so unlikely to see much of a white Christmas.

“There will be a changeable and at times very unsettled spell of weather as we move through the Christmas period and towards new year.

“A succession of deep Atlantic depressions will bring bands of heavy rain east across all parts, although sheltered eastern and south-eastern areas should see some reasonable drier interludes too.

“Winds will often be strong, with periods of gales, and the potential for some stormy conditions at times in the north-west.”

Profit Accumulator join now banner sign up

More stuff

Take the Christmas song lyrics quiz

The best Christmas cracker jokes

Watch superstar DJ get his by door of his private jet