‘It’s going to be a hot Christmas this year!’ This year’s odds have been lowered, indicating that the UK will see a Christmas heatwave.
The UK is expected to have its warmest Christmas season on record, with experts predicting that a white Christmas is improbable this year.
The odds for the forthcoming holiday season have been lowered, as the UK is expected to have the warmest December ever recorded. According to Coral’s John Hill, bookmakers are not expecting a white Christmas this year.
“If the latest odds are correct, we could be in for a scorching Christmas this year,” he predicted.
The chances of a Christmas heatwave have been cut from 3-1 to 6-4, according to forecasters.
“We’ve cut the odds on this Christmas Day being the hottest we’ve ever had,” he said, adding that “many people may be considering a BBQ for their Christmas meal this year.”
According to the Met Office, the chances of seeing a white Christmas this year have decreased due to rising global temperatures.
“Climate change has resulted in higher average temperatures over land and sea, reducing the likelihood of a white Christmas,” according to the Met Office.
A white Christmas, according to the Met Office, is defined as one snowflake falling in the 24 hours of December 25.
According to the Met Office, 2020 will be a year of extreme weather.
“This makes it evident that the general trend of warming as a result of climate change is being seen, not just at a global level, but in our own national temperature records,” the organization’s end-of-year report stated.
“Not only will 2020 be one of the warmest years on record for the UK, but it will also be one of the wettest and sunniest years on record.”
The last time the UK saw a snowy Christmas was in 2010. Between January and March, however, snow is more likely to fall.
During the last 50 years, just four Christmas days have seen extensive snowfall.
Julian Faraway, a professor of statistics at Bath University who specializes in air pollution and flooding, has warned that a “white Christmas” in the UK is becoming “less and less possible.”
“Of course it’s still possible,” Mr Faraway previously told This website, “but the possibilities are dwindling.”
“It’s not a given, but it’s becoming more likely that people will have to adjust to the extreme temperatures we’ve experienced this year.
“Brinkwire Summary News” says, “What we’re experiencing this year will be seen as typical rather than abnormal.”