Christmas is only four days away and tension is really starting to build around which areas in the UK will see some snow. 

When was the last white Christmas?

The last blanket white Christmas in the UK was in 2010 when more than 80 per-cent of the country saw some snow fall. 

Technically, the last white Christmas was in 2017 due to snow falling on the big day, however no where recorded snow setting on the ground. 

At the moment, the chances of seeing some powdery snow to match 2010 seem quite slim indeed, if the latest forecasts and the bookmakers are to be believed.

Although according to long range weather forecaster Exacta Weather, there could be blizzards on Christmas Day followed by a freezing cold January.

What are the odds of a white Christmas for you? 

The latest odds from Ladbrokes are as follows, from places most to least likely to see snow:

  • Edinburgh - 2/1
  • Birmingham - 3/1
  • Glasgow - 3/1
  • Leeds - 3/1
  • Liverpool - 3/1
  • Newcastle - 3/1
  • Nottingham - 3/1
  • Oxford - 3/1
  • Belfast - 4/1
  • Cardiff - 4/1
  • Dublin - 4/1
  • London - 4/1
  • Manchester - 4/1
  • Southampton - 4/1
  • Bristol - 5/1

What does the Met Office say?

The Met Office states that for most parts of the UK, Christmas is only at the start of the snowy period - most of us are likely to see snow between January and March, rather than December.

Ledbury Reporter:

White Christmases were more frequent in the 18th and 19th centuries, even more so before the change of calendar in 1752 which effectively brought Christmas Day back by 12 days.

Climate change has also brought higher average temperatures over land and sea and this generally reduced the chances of a white Christmas.

Are you wishing for a white Christmas? Let us know your Christmas memories in the comments.