Big Freeze Sparks Snow Gamble
William Hill are offering 20/1 that the temperature on Christmas Day fails to breach the 0C mark with a Big Freeze set to hit British shores. Hills make Aberdeen the 5/2 favourite to see snow on Christmas Day with two other Scottish cities (Edinburgh and Glasgow) also at the top of the betting. London has been backed in from an initial 8/1 to 5/1 with punters seemingly unphased by the fact that there has been no snow as of yet this year in the South.
"Winter is going to really set in over the next couple of days and should it last, we could definitely see snow come Christmas Day," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Christmas Day Temperature (Warmest Temp): 20/1 Below Zero, 7/1 Between 0-2c, 3/1 3-5.9c, 9/4 6-8.9c, 3/1 9-11.9c, 5/2 12 or more
William Hill White Christmas Odds: 5/2 Aberdeen; 11/4 Edinburgh; 4/1 Glasgow; 5/1 Belfast; 5/1 Dublin; 5/1 London; 5/1 Newcastle; 5/1 York; 6/1 Birmingham; 6/1 Bristol; 6/1 Cambridge; 6/1 Cardiff; 6/1 Exeter; 6/1 Leeds; 6/1 Lincoln; 6/1 Liverpool; 6/1 Manchester; 6/1 Norwich; 6/1 Nottingham; 6/1 Oxford