British bookmaker William Hill is offering the lowest odds in more than a decade on the possibility of a White Christmas occurring, as the snow and freezing weather continue to hit the country just three days out from the holiday.Not Since 1999
Many cities in Scotland are now odds-on to be hit by snow, while even London is now quoting 5/4, despite the fact the capital hasn't seen snow on Christmas Day since 1999, the year in which Hill offered shorted odds and in which it last paid out on nationwide snow.
"That year we paid out the princely sum of £50,000 on six locations. With 19 locations this year, we could be paying out over ten times that amount," a spokesman for the bookmaker said.
William Hill is also offering odds on other specials, all of which are listed here:
- White Christmas odds: Aberdeen, 4/7, Edinburgh, Glasgow, 8/11, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, York, evens, Belfast, 11/10, Dublin, 6/5, London, Cambridge, Bristol, Lincoln, Norwich, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, 5/4, Cardiff, 11/8, Exeter, 6/4.
- Lowest temperature in Scotland to be beaten by April 30, 2011: 3/1 (record coldest temperature is -27.2 celcius, in Aberdeenshire on Jan. 10, 1982).
- Lowest Temperature In Wales To Be Beaten By April 30, 2011: 4/1 (record coldest temperature Is -23.3 celcius, in Powys on Jan. 21, 1940).
- Lowest temperature in England to be beaten by April 30, 2011: 5/1 (record coldest temperature is -26.1 celcius, in Shropshire on Jan. 10, 1982).