UK White Christmas Betting Odds 2021

A look at the latest UK White Christmas Betting Odds

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We have reached that time of the year again where we dip into the UK White Christmas betting odds.

With December 25th fast approaching and the country creeping deeper into the midst of winter, our betting experts look at the latest White Christmas odds.

With little surprise, it is Scottish city Aberdeen which is the favourite UK city to receive some of the white stuff from the sky on Christmas Day.

White Christmas Terms

For an official White Christmas to be recorded in the UK, there has to be snowfall at the main airport of a city. With that in mind, here are the latest odds from Betfair

UK White Christmas Betting Odds 2021

Aberdeen 11/4,
Edinburgh 3/1
Glasgow 3/1
Newcastle 4/1
Birmingham 4/1
Belfast 9/2
Manchester 5/1
Leeds 5/1
Dublin 5/1
Cork 6/1
London 5/1
Liverpool 8/1
Cardiff 8/1
Bristol 8/1
* (odds recorded at 22:55 GMT on December 7th, 2021 at Betfair)

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Northern prominence

Naturally, the further north the UK city is, the greater the expectation that it will be the one that could be hit with snow on December 25th.

So it is Aberdeen which is the 11/4 favourite in the White Christmas betting odds 2021* (odds recorded at 22:55 GMT on December 7th, 2021 at Betfair).

The likes of Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh are not too far behind in the novelty betting market.

2017 repeat?

The last time that a White Christmas was recorded was in 2017 when snow fell across Northern English and some areas of Southern Scotland.

So that shook things up a little bit and a repeat would pull interest further towards Glasgow and Edinburgh which are a joint quote of 3/1* (odds recorded at 22:55 GMT on December 7th, 2021 at Betfair).

The most likely English city to get a White Christmas according to Betfair is Newcastle at 5/1* (odds recorded at 22:55 GMT on December 7th, 2021 at Betfair).

Coldest Christmas record

The coldest ever UK temperature recorded on a December 25th was only as recently as 2010. There were digits of -18.2 recorded at Altnaharra.

That’s a small hamlet in the Highlands of Northern Scotland which is obviously not an airport location. But the top 10 coldest Christmas temperatures are all occupied by places in Scotland.

What the White Christmas averages say

An official white Christmas comes along on an average of every 6 years. The most common months in the UK to get snow are January and February.

The most recent White Christmas years are 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2017.

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What the Met Office is saying about a potential White Christmas 2021

The UK has only recently braced its way through batterings from Arwen and Barra storms. The general census of what could be ahead on Christmas Day is an overall view of wintery and unsettled weather.

It will of course depend on which parts of the UK you are looking at.

Anything south of the midlands and the chances of a White Christmas gets slimmer. London is a quote of 5/1 with Cardiff and BRistol the least unlikely according to the bookies at 8/1 respectively* (odds recorded at 22:55 GMT on December 7th, 2021 at Betfair).

It’s generally in the week leading up to Christmas that the Met Office has a clearer picture about a potential White Christmas.

So right now it is a little too early for them to make a call.

The weather across the UK is projected to close to average temperature on December 25th.

Before that, the country could get hit with some Atlantic chills with frosty weather potentially sweeping across the northern isles.