I’m betting on a White Christmas

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It’s the stuff Christmas dreams are made of.

Odds have been slashed on a White Christmas as some forecasters predict Britain is set for its coldest winter in five years.

According the Met Office, the last official White Christmas was in 2010 - when it recorded snow on the ground at 83 per cent of its weather stations, the highest amount ever recorded.

William Hill is currently offering odds of just 3-1 on a White Christmas in Leeds.

AccuWeather forecaster Tyler Roys said: “We’ll see full-on cold spells. Northern England faces colder than normal period, some of which could affect southern England. And Scotland is forecast a colder than normal winter too.

“Given recent winters’ minimum temperatures of -8C to -21C, lows of that level are possible this winter.”

Last week we reported on predictions of months of heavy snow and the worst winter in half a century.