Irish bookies are predicting a white Christmas 8 years ago

Irish bookies are predicting a white Christmas

Bookies across the country are slashing their prices on a white Christmas after experts said, a white Christmas "is more likely than usual" this year. Better dust off the snow boots...

We all know what it’s like trying to predict the weather in Ireland. One minute it’s raining, the next it’s dry. Well, according to long-range weather forecasters a white Christmas is more likely than usual this year.

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Apparently, there’s a 20 per cent chance that the south will be hit by snowy spells, while in the north of the country there’s a 30 per cent chance. However, as we already know, long range weather forecasting isn’t the most trusted technology, so we’ll have to wait and see.

However sceptical we might be about a white Christmas the bookies seem pretty sure about it. Paddy Power is offering odds of 4/1 that snow will fall in Dublin and/or Belfast while they are also offering odds of 6/1 that snow will fall in Cork.

Ladbrokes, on the other hand, is offering odds of 5/1 for a white Christmas in Dublin and Galway and 7/1 for Cork.

We can thank a band of high pressure for this year’s white Christmas (if it happens) as the band of pressure allows cold air to seep down from the Arctic causing colder than usual weather for us here in Ireland.