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03rd Oct 2022

UK set for first White Christmas in 12 years according to first long-range forecasts

Charlie Herbert

UK set for first White Christmas in 12 years according to first long-range forecasts

Bookies are also saying that we could be about to see the coldest October on record

The odds have been slashed on a this year being a White Christmas as long term forecasts suggest the UK is going to be hit with plummeting temperatures this autumn.

Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed their odds on a White Christmas this year to 4/5 (from 2/1) as the outlook suggests temperatures are going to drop fast this Autumn.

The firm also have odds of 2/1 on this month being the coldest October on record, while it is 6-4 for snow to fall.

Coral spokesman John Hill said: “The odds say it will be all white on the big day.

“We are less than 100 days away from Christmas now, and with temperatures set to fall rapidly over the upcoming days, the early odds suggest we could be set for a White Christmas this year.”

The last White Christmas was in 2010.

Forecasters are predicting that temperatures could drop to -8C within weeks.

Despite a brief period of warm weather to start October, colder temperatures are set to arrive later in the month.

And the tail end of Hurricane Ian, which has been causing chaos in the US in recent days, could see heavy rain across northern England and Wales in the coming days, the Daily Star reports.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “We are going to get something of everything in the next few days, a complete smorgasbord of weather.

“There will be wind, rain, showers and, from the start of the week, a rise in temperatures in southern parts of the country.”

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