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Stuart Dalgleish 15th Jan 2013 - 16:31

Big freeze could see Thames frozen this year...

With temperatures in the Capital set to plummet to below freezing later this week, William Hill are offering 250/1 that the River Thames freezes solid between Tower Bridge and London Bridge before the end of April.

Big Ben is 100/1 to fail to chime within the same time frame due to inclement weather.

"We are staring down the barrel of a sustained cold snap and despite the fact that the Thames has not frozen over since the Great Freeze of 1963, the temperatures could drop enough to make it a possibility (if not a certainty) this year," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

It is 9/4 for any Premier League football match to be postponed this weekend due to the weather and 6/1 for at least one of the runways at Heathrow to shut before midnight on Friday.

William Hill weather odds

9/4 any Premier League football match to be postponed for weather reasons

6/1 any Heathrow runway to shut between now and Friday evening due to weather reasons
Lowest Temperature in England to be beaten by April 30th 2013: 6/1 (-26.1C 10th Jan 1982 Shropshire)
Lowest Temperature in Wales to be beaten in by April 30th 2013: 6/1 (-23.3C 21st January 1940 Powys)
Lowest Temperature in Scotland to be beaten in by April 30th 2013: 6/1 (-27.2C Jan 10th 1982 Aberdeenshire)
Parliament to be closed by Health and Safety because of snow and/or ice before April 30th 2013: 66/1
Big Ben to fail to Chime due to weather reasons before April 30th 2013: 100/1
River Thames to freeze solid between Tower Bridge and London Bridge before April 30th 2013: 250/1

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