When did England have a white Christmas?
The latest white Christmas
The most recent widespread snowfall on this festive day in the UK was in 2010, marking a time remembered for heavy snowfalls, record low temperatures and consequent travel disruption to island communities in Great Britain and Ireland.
How many times has there been a white Christmas in the UK?
There were only six officially recorded white Christmases during this century – 1906, 1917, 1923, 1938, 1956 and 1970. Some other years saw significant snowfall in December but not in the crucial time period to be classed as white Christmas.
How many white Christmases have there been in England since 1960?
In Scotland, snowflakes have fallen on Christmas Day 37 times since 1960. This compares to 16 times in Northern Ireland and 16 in Wales. In England, it’s a matter of the north-south divide: northern England has had 26 white Christmases in that period, compared with 10 in the balmy south.
Has it ever snowed on Christmas Day in the UK?
When was the last White Christmas? The last White Christmas in the UK was all the way back in 2010. 83 per cent of stations recorded snow on the ground, the highest amount ever reported.
When did it snow last in the UK?
The last time such widespread snowfall affected Britain was in February 1991. On the 2nd a total of 32 centimetres (13 in) had fallen in Leatherhead, Surrey just south of the M25.
February 2009 Great Britain and Ireland snowfall.
|Satellite image of the snowfall in England and Wales (Click here for false colour image)|
|Lowest pressure||992 mbar (hPa)|
When was the last recorded white Christmas?
Since 1961, countrywide, snow has fallen on 17 Christmas Days (1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2010), with nine of these having snow lying on the ground at 09:00 (1964, 1970, 1980, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2010).