May as well start looking at our White Christmas betting opportunities for 2012. Once again we are wrapping up against the winter chills and while the financial elite are hoping for a big freeze throughout December to help with the recession, so people stay in and then go shopping in January, what are the bookies thinking about some snow falling on Christmas Day across the UK?
Snowfall hopes raised following prediction that winter could be colder than average
Well, we have to start in London and things are not looking too likely this year that we will be building fresh snowmen on Christmas Day this year. For No Snow performing for an Official White Christmas in London will fetch a price of 1/6 at Totesport, while a Yes is trading at 4/1 with the bookie. So clearly little sign of the bookies feeling any winter blues because of the weather in 2012 White Christmas betting. Even Birmingham, which generally has a higher chance of snow than London, is trading around the same price, so we are probably not going to see any picture postcard scenes of white outside. Ireland, who came close last year with heavy snow in the build up to Christmas Day, but not having any fall is not showing any movement in the White Christmas betting, so all of this seems a bit null and void at the moment in the UK. You can head to Scotland for some much better chances of seeing a White Christmas. Glasgow is trading at 5/2 with Totesport for a positive result, and Edinburgh are obviously right there with them for the same price at Stan James.
Is there anything else we could be looking at for our weather related betting instead? Well, if you want to go the other way, then the Record for the warmest temperature being record on Christmas Day in Britain to be broken is priced at 14/1 with SkyBet. It would need to hit 15.6 degrees Celsius for that to happen. A long shot at best.
But remember that snowy White Christmas are not exclusive to the UK of course. You can look abroad where it is a 5/11 chance at Unibet that there will be snow in Oslo on Christmas Day. A healthy 6/4 for the white stuff falling in Hamburg with Unibet as well, the same price as Prague at Bet365. So look a little further abroad if you want to pick up some better White Christmas betting odds than in the UK.