WILL IT BE A WHITE XMAS IN THE UK?
6th December 2016
Will we have snow this Christmas in the UK?
The UK’s largest ski tour operator has created a snow calculator called Remember That December?
It looks back over snowy Christmas Days across the past 25 years.
Highlighting the most memorable white Christmases but also forecasting whether a white festive period will occur.
Remember That December? has analysed 25 years’ worth of snowfall and depth data from the Met Office to look in detail at the three most memorable white Christmases as well as attempting to calculate the likelihood of snow on the big day.
“The will-it, won’t-it aspect of snow on Christmas Day is something that Brits talk about every year. Here at Crystal, snow is vitally important for our business so we wanted to create something fun that would celebrate this,” said Martin Nolan from Crystal.
“The experts at the Met Office know that snow is notoriously one of the most difficult types of weather to forecast, but we hope that our fun snow calculator will help those wondering about a white Christmas.”
Using Met Office historical data, the Snow Calculator shows that it’s good news for Scotland.
Many regions have a 55% chance of snow.
The East of England also has a good chance of a white Christmas. It is 26% likely that they’ll see the white stuff.
Although for people in Yorkshire & The Humber, East Midlands and North Wales there will be no winter wonderland as they all have only a 9% chance of snow.
The South suffers a similar fate with South Wales and the South West seeing a 12% and 14% likelihood of snow.
Away from the Highlands it’s only the North East and the West Midlands with odds of snow nearing 20%.
The Eastern region has regularly seen snow over the last 25 years with 2010 seeing a particularly large flurry over the Christmas period.
That year there was as much as 16cm in some parts of the country with Devon seeing 20cm on the ground.
You can view Remember That December? and the full set of statistics here www.rememberthatdecember.co.uk
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