There is a definite chill in the air, and, dare I say it, I am beginning to think of Christmas. As temperatures plummet again, the bookies have slashed the odds on a white Christmas.
I am a fan of the Christmases of yesteryear, and, despite the odds, I still have a little faith squirrelled for a white Christmas. This season, the snow bunnies at Crystal Ski Holidays have teamed up with the Met Office to create the ultimate snow calculator, Remember That December?
Remember That December? has analyzed 25 years’ worth of snowfall and depth data from the to look in detail at the three most memorable white Christmases as well as attempting to calculate the likelihood of snow on the big day.
Martin Nolan from Crystal said, “The will-it, won’t-it aspect of snow on Christmas Day is something that Brits talk about every year. Here at Crystal, snow is vitally important for our business so we wanted to create something fun that would celebrate this. The experts at the Met Office know that snow is notoriously one of the most difficult types of weather to forecast, but we hope that our fun snow calculator will help those wondering about a white Christmas.”
Using Met Office’s historical data, the Snow Calculator shows that there’s good news for Scotland— with many regions seeing a high chance of snow (55 percent). The East of England also has a good chance of a white Christmas— 26 percent likely that they’ll see the white stuff. Although for people in Yorkshire & The Humber, East Midlands and North Wales there will be no winter wonderland as they all welcome only a 9 percent chance of snow. The South suffers a similar fate with South Wales and the South West seeing a 12 and 14 percent likelihood of snow. Away from the Highlands it’s only the North East and the West Midlands with odds of snow nearing 20 percent.
Rosalie Fairbairn, Partnership Communications Manager at the Met Office said about their involvement in the campaign:
“We were delighted to help with Crystal Ski Holidays’ fun Christmas campaign that celebrates the positive side of snowfall in the UK. Although we cannot endorse any of the predictions made by the snow calculator, and we know in the UK that weather history isn’t a great way of predicting the weather future, we’re pleased our historical data can give people a nostalgic trip down memory lane to Christmases of the recent past. The snow calculator is a bit of fun but as Christmas Day gets nearer you can find out if snow is actually forecast by visiting the Met Office website.”
Keep an eye out, Remember That December?