How many times has it snowed in London on Christmas?
Snow has fallen somewhere in the UK on Christmas 38 times since 1965.
How long did the snow last in 1963?
More than 45 years ago two feet of snow caused chaos in the capital and the mayhem lasted for two months!
When did London get snow?
The February 2009 Great Britain and Ireland snowfall was a prolonged period of snowfall that began on 1 February 2009. Some areas experienced their largest snowfall levels in 18 years.
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)|
Was 1970 a white Christmas?
For more southern areas of the UK away from the highest hills there have only been six classic widespread white Christmas days when snow has fallen and laid giving a good cover during the 20th century. They were 1906, 1917, 1923, 1938, 1956 and 1970.
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.
Was 1976 a White Christmas?
White Christmas Days that followed included 1957 (showery sleet), 1964, 1968 (sleet), and 1970. Christmas Day 1976 was the last time snow actually fell on Christmas Day in this area though, officially, the last white Christmas was 1996 when a few sleety flakes fell in the early morning.