Britain Set For A White Christmas? 36 Days Of Snow Forecast

by : Christopher Blunt on : 19 Oct 2015 18:41
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Bookies across the land have recently slashed the odds of Britain experiencing a white Christmas from 5/1 to 2/1 prompting widespread belief that it might actually happen.


Weather experts have said that we can expect a whole 36 days of snow and ice across the Christmas period with temperatures dropping to  a harsh -16C. The cold spell will be the result of  “the coldest Atlantic temperatures since records began 80 years ago,” according to  AccuWeather.

Tyler Roys, AccuWeather meteorologist, told the Mirror:

We’ll see full-on cold spells. Northern England faces colder-than-normal periods, some of which could affect southern England, and Scotland is forecast a colder than normal winter.

Given recent past winters’ minimum temperatures of -8C to -21C, lows of that level are possible this winter.

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Along with the renewed odds on having a white Christmas Ladbrokes responded to the news by cutting the odds of the temperature falling to -16C. That would be Britain’s coldest temperature since the infamous ‘Big Freeze’ in December 2010 which saw temperatures plummet to -21C.

Some have speculated that the predictions are the result of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather department in the US said: “The area of ocean had its coldest January to August in at least 80 years of records.”

Christopher Blunt

Chris is a trending and viral news editor at UNILAD.

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