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Christmas is almost here, and while it won’t be exactly what we hoped this year, there is always the tantalising possibility of snow.
Having a White Christmas would no doubt help lift the spirits of people across the country.
Many Christmas tales tend to involve picturesque villages, log fires and snow falling outside – but how likely is it to happen in the UK?
The bookies have got their odds on which cities around the UK could see snow on Christmas Day.
Here are the latest weather forecast, and where it is most likely to snow in the UK this Christmas.
Will it snow on Christmas Day?
Ahead of Christmas, many people in the UK can expect rain and unsettled weather.
The Met Office says "rain will spread to Scotland on Christmas Day," but it will be "dry and bright elsewhere".
Frost is also expected overnight from Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.
Although it’s mostly expected to be try, there is a chance for snow in some of the north of the country.
The Met Office said: "After a cold, frosty start it will stay mainly dry with sunny periods. Coastal showers in the east should soon fade."
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It continued: "Through the day cloud will increase from the northwest and could be thick enough for a few spots of light rain or even a short-lived snow flurry in parts of the north.
"Milder, more unsettled conditions will reach northwestern parts of the country before the end of the day."
The North-West of England could also see "a little snow" on Christmas Eve, says the Met Office.
Are you hoping for snow on Christmas Day? Leave a comment below.
What are the latest odds on a White Christmas?
Here are the latest odds on a White Christmas, from Paddy Power.
- Leeds (Leeds-Bradford Airport) – 2/1
- Aberdeen (Airport) – 2/1
- Edinburgh (Airport) – 11/4
- Glasgow (Airport) – 3/1
- Norwich (Airport) – 3/1
- Birmingham (Airport) – 3/1
- Dundee (Airport) – 3/1
- London (Heathrow Airport) – 4/1
- Dublin (Airport) – 4/1
- Liverpool (Airport) – 5/1
- Belfast (Airport) – 5/1
- Manchester (Airport) – 5/1
- Bristol (Airport) – 6/1
- Cardiff (Airport) – 6/1
According to the Met Office, since 1960, "around half of the years have seen at least 5% of the network record snow falling on Christmas Day".
It continues: "This means we can probably expect more than half of all Christmas Days to be a 'white Christmas'."
The last widespread white Christmas was in 2010 when there was snow on the ground at 83% of stations.
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