Q. Will We Have A White Christmas?

What is the definition of a White Christmas?


What is a white Christmas?

The definition that the Met Office uses to define a white Christmas is for one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK.

Traditionally we used to use a single location in the country to define a white Christmas which was the Met Office building in London. However, with the increase in betting on where will see a white Christmas, the number of locations have increased and can now include sites such as Buckingham Palace, Belfast (Aldergrove Airport), Aberdeen (Pittodrie - Aberdeen FC), Edinburgh (Castle), Coronation Street in Manchester and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Check the  BBC forecast for Christmas Day to see if it will be white!



  • Last Updated Dec 18, 2017
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  • Answered By Judith Wells

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