UK snow forecast: White Christmas odds-on tomorrow as snow predicted - ‘every chance’

Bookmakers have already slashed the odds of a White Christmas, with Ladbrokes currently putting the odds for snow to fall on December 25 at just 1/3. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said there is “every chance” of snowfall occurring somewhere in the UK tomorrow. Wintery flurries are most likely to occur in Scotland’s major cities, with Glasgow and Edinburgh a 4/1 shot to see snow.

Elsewhere, snow falling in Belfast and Liverpool is a 6/1 shot, with London a small price at just 8/1.

Mr Apati said: “There’s every chance of a White Christmas somewhere in the UK and as things stand it looks as though it’ll be snowing in Scotland tomorrow.”

According to the Met Office, there has only been four occasions over the last 51 years when the UK has had a widespread coating of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said if there is to be snow, it is most likely to be seen falling north of the border in the Scottish mountains.

For a White Christmas to be official, the Met Office has to record a single snowflake falling at any one of a number of observation locations in the UK.

They include Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Mr Dewhurst said: “If there is any snow it will be over the tops of Scottish mountains, which we don’t class as a White Christmas.”

The last ‘White Christmas’ was recorded just two years ago in 2017 - when 11 percent of weather stations reported snowfall

The last time that there was a “widespread” white Christmas in the UK was in 2010.

Christmas Day is set to begin with widespread frost and fog for large parts of the UK, before making way for sunshine to breakthrough in the afternoon.

READ MORE: Cold weather latest: How to keep your home warm this Christmas

Ahead of the big day, the Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning across the southwest of England and south Wales.

The weather channel has the warning in place on Christmas eve between 9am until 1pm with rain, hail, lighting and strong winds predicted.

The Met office has warned there could be “damage” to buildings, “loss of power”, along with disruption on the roads and rail.

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