London could enjoy a white Christmas

There could be an extra special touch to any personal corporate Christmas parties held in London this year, as the capital could be covered in a blanket of snow, reports The Telegraph.

The newspaper cited a Met Office forecast that revealed the North of the country is a lot more likely to enjoy a white Christmas, but that the South could see one too if a cold front is blown in its direction.

Ladbrokes is currently offering 3/1 odds that it will snow in the capital, with a spokesperson from the company saying: “The white Christmas market is always popular and we are expecting a flurry of bets following the recent snow, with our odds expected to fall further.”

The offical Met Office forecast from December 19th – January 2nd predicted the south of England will enjoy above-average temperatures, but that cold nights are expected all over the country.

The odds of a white Christmas in other parts of the UK were shorter, at 2/1 for Aberdeen and 5/2 in Newcastle.

What’s more, Met Office representative John Wylie told UTV that people should not assume that Northern Ireland will have another snowy festive season just because it has been that way the past two years.

He explained that the freezing temperatures seen in the country in recent years were down to some “very unique circumstances”, which will not necessarily be repeated in 2011.