Bleak winter is snow good for bookies
With a bleak winter predicted, William Hill are taking bets on when the first snow will fall on Buckingham Palace. Hills make December 2010 the 7/4 favourite and January 2011 2/1 second favourite.
Hills are also offering odds on which British country will have the first snowfall and make Scotland the 1/8 red-hot (or maybe ice-cold) favourite, with Northern Ireland priced at 8/1.
"It would appear that the British public are in for a chilly time and a punt on the weather could turn out to be a real winter warmer" said Hill's spokesman Joe "Chilly" Crilly.
William Hill weather odds:
What month will the first Winter snow fall: 7/4 December 2010; 2/1 January 2011; 5/1 November 2010; 5/1 February 2011; 12/1 October 2010; 12/1 March 2011; 25/1 April 2011
Which British country will get the first snowfall: 1/8 Scotland; 8/1 Northern Ireland; 10/1 Wales; 12/1 England
Snow on Christmas Day: 5/1 Edinburgh; 5/1 Belfast; 8/1 Leeds; 8/1 London; 8/1 Liverpool (more available on the sportsbook)