Finding A White Christmas in Europe 2016
For many international students coming from countries with a hotter climate, snow might be a completely new experience. Students from South America, Africa, Australasia and parts of Asia who are studying abroad in the Northern Hemisphere may encounter snow for the first time this year. In the USA, many of the northern states regularly receive snow on Christmas and in Canada, the majority of cities have at least a 50% chance of snow. We look at what the odds are like across the pond in the UK and Europe to see how likely you are to have a white Christmas if you are studying abroad or traveling to spend Christmas in Europe.
Joshua experienced his first snow this year at LCSC in Lewiston, Idaho (USA)
White Christmas in the UK
When it comes to having a white Christmas, the UK is probably not the first place people think of when wanting a flurry of snow on Christmas Day. London only had 4 white Christmases in the 20th Century, in 1927, 1938, 1970, and 1981, however, the nation saw a significant widespread downpour of snow in 2010 so could another white Christmas be on the cards again in 2016?
Well, according to the odds given by world-leading betting website Betfair, there are a few areas of the UK that have a reasonable chance of a white Christmas in 2016.
Topping the list of places most likely to get a white Christmas in 2016 is Glasgow (Scotland), which at the time of writing is offering odds of 10/3 - around a 23% chance of snow.
Following behind in joint second place with odds of 7/2 (just over 22% chance) are Cork (Ireland), Manchester (North-west England) and London (South-east England).
In third and fourth positions at 4/1 (20%) and 5/1 (16.7%) are Birmingham (West Midlands, England) and Cardiff (South Wales) respectively.