When was the last time the UK had a 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.
How many times has there been a white Christmas in the UK?
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.
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 did it last snow in April UK?
Most recently, in early April 2019, Britain was hit by a similar cold snap that covered much of Scotland and northern England in snow. The Met Office reports “perhaps the most outstanding April snow event” occurring in 1981, when the map of the British Isles turned white.
How many times has it snowed on Christmas Day in the UK?
Snowflakes have fallen on Christmas Day in the UK 38 times in the last 55 years. But those hoping for a wider blanket of snow have been left wanting: there has only been a substantial covering of snow on the ground (where more than 40% of stations in the UK reported snow at 9am) four times in the last 52 years.
What years were white Christmases UK?
In the United Kingdom, white Christmases were more common from the 1550s to the 1850s, during the Little Ice Age; the last frost fair on the River Thames, however, was in the winter of 1813–14.
Will it snow this year 2021?
Snowfall will be near normal in most areas and the snowiest periods are expected be in late November, mid- and late December, early and mid- to late January, early to mid-February and mid-March.