Bookmakers such as Ladbrokes and Paddy Power are offering odds on the likelihood of a White Christmas in Newcastle this year.
In order for Christmas Day to be officially declared by Ladbrokes and Paddy Power a white Christmas in Newcastle, snow must fall at Newcastle Airport.
Paddy Power is currently offering odds of 4/1 while Ladbrokes is offering odds of 7/2 for a white Christmas in Newcastle.
Weather experts say they can predict with relative accuracy if snow is likely six days before Christmas Day.
It’s undeniable that the image of a snow covered Newcastle on Christmas Day is something many will pine for but realistically snow is much more likely to fall in January, February and March than it is in December.
In fact, the Met Office says, on average, snow and sleet falls for 3.9 days in December however that increases to 5.3 days in January, 5.6 days in February and 4.2 days in March.
The changing of the climate through the heating up of the planet has also reduced the likelihood of white Christmases in Newcastle and the rest of the United Kingdom.
The most recent wide spread white Christmas was in 2010 and the four before that were in 1981, 1995, 2009 and 2010.
In past years, some cities might have seen snow while others did not however in 2018 and 2019 no snow was recorded at any of the UK’s weather stations.
(All odds accurate at the time of publication)