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.
How many times has it snowed on Christmas Day in the UK?
Snow has fallen somewhere in the UK on Christmas 38 times since 1965.
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 time there was 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.
How many white Christmases were there in the 20th century UK?
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.