Has there ever been a white Christmas in London?

How many times has the UK had a white Christmas?

Christmas marks the start of the period when snow is possible and is more likely to appear some time from January through to March. The last time we had a widespread white Christmas was in 2010, and before then, there were only three other Christmas snow days since 1960; in 1981, 1995 and 2009.

Did it used to snow at Christmas UK?

However white Christmases do occur, on average every 6 years. Christmas 2009 was a white Christmas in some parts of Britain, with thick lying snow which easterly winds had brought over the previous week.

United Kingdom.

Location Probability
London 9%
Birmingham 13%
Aberporth 8%
Glasgow 11%

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)

Will it be a white Christmas 2020 UK?

It’s official – 2020 is a white Christmas. The Met Office says that as of 5am, snow was reported to be falling in Humberside and Suffolk. The definition the forecaster uses to define whether or not it’s a white Christmas is for one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK.

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