Will London see a White Christmas? See how Storm Barra changed the odds

Storm Barra brought more rain and wind to London, and more wintry weather is on the way. But will it be a White Christmas?

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and one question always comes to mind - will we see a white Christmas in London this year?

However, bookmaker William Hill reports a “healthy interest” in the fact that there very much could snow across the UK this Christmas Day.

Temperatures are forecast to continue to drop, and the chance of snow between now and Christmas is fairly likely.

William Hill spokesperson Rupert Adams said: “We continue to monitor this market very closely indeed, having seen a huge spike in interest in light of recent snow on the ground, and more on the way.”

“It never ceases to amaze us how popular this particular festive flutter has become.”

“With the arrival of this latest icy blast, the wider narrative looks as though it could well play out as is anticipated, meaning an increased likelihood of a festive sprinkling on December 25.”

London had a yellow warning and experience strong winds throughout Tuesday.

Some northern areas even had yellow snow warnings in place from the Met Office.

As it stands London currently has the odds of 6/1 for a White Christmas.

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have been backed into 3/1 favourites to see picturesque snowy scenes this Christmas on William Hill.

Betting on whether we would see a white Christmas has always been popular.

Traditionally declaring a white Christmas required a single snowflake to fall on the Met Office operations centre in London.

However, since the building has been sold, the parameters on which a white Christmas is classed have changed in recent years.

Now all that is needed to declare a white Christmas is the observation of a single snowflake falling in the 24 hours of December 25, at one of 13 major UK airports.