A truly white Christmas, where snow settles on the ground across the UK is rare, seen only a few times in a lifetime. The Met Office says there have only been four Christmases in the UK in the past 50 years where more than 40 per cent of weather stations in the UK reported snow on the ground at 9am.
How many times have we had a white Christmas in the UK?
However, the Dickensian scene of widespread snow lying on the ground on Christmas Day is much rarer. There has only been a widespread covering of snow on the ground (where more than 40% of stations in the UK reported snow on the ground at 9 am) four times since 1960—in 1981, 1995, 2009 and 2010.
What years were white Christmases UK?
In the United Kingdom, white Christmases were more common from the 1550s to the 1850s, during the Little Ice Age; the last frost fair on the River Thames, however, was in the winter of 1813–14.
How many white Christmases were there in the 20th century UK?
For more southern areas of the UK away from the highest hills there have only been six classic widespread white Christmas days when snow has fallen and laid giving a good cover during the 20th century. They were 1906, 1917, 1923, 1938, 1956 and 1970.
When was the last white Christmas in the UK?
The last widespread white Christmas in the UK was back in 2010. A whopping 83 per cent of stations recorded snow on the ground, the highest amount ever reported.
When was the last time Scotland had a white Christmas?
The last time we had a White Christmas with snow falling across the United Kingdom was 2004, although large parts of southeast England missed any significant falls. 1995 was also a good year for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and northern England.
When was the last white Christmas in Norfolk?
The last time Norfolk had an official white Christmas was 1966, when the city got 4 inches of snow by 7 a.m. In Norfolk, Christmas Day temperatures are usually between 34-50 degrees.
When was the last proper white Christmas?
A whopping 83 per cent of stations recorded snow on the ground, the highest amount ever reported. Technically, the last white Christmas was on Christmas Day in 2015, with 11 per cent of weather stations recording snowfall, though no station reported any of snow settling on the ground.
When was the last white Christmas in Middlesbrough?
The last widespread white Christmas (2010) saw snow on the ground at 83% of weather stations (the highest amount ever recorded), while snow or sleet fell at 19% of stations.
When was the warmest Christmas UK?
When was the warmest Christmas day? The warmest temperature recorded on Christmas day in the UK is 15.6 °C recorded in Killerton, Devon in 1920.
Will there be a white Christmas 2020?
It’s official – 2020 is a white Christmas. The Met Office says that as of 5am, snow was reported to be falling in Humberside and Suffolk. The definition the forecaster uses to define whether or not it’s a white Christmas is for one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK.
How many times has it snowed on Christmas Day in the UK?
Snowflakes have fallen on Christmas Day in the UK 38 times in the last 52 years, according to the Met’s records.
Has it snowed in June in the UK?
The most significant June snowfall in recent memory was on 2 June 1975, when snow fell in many parts of the country. The Essex and Kent cricket match in Colchester was interrupted, while the match between Derbyshire and Lancashire at Buxton was called off after 2.5cm (1in) of snow settled on the outfield.
What is the deepest snow ever recorded in UK?
On 14 March the deepest ever recorded depth of snow lying in an inhabited location of the UK was measured at Forest-in-Teesdale in County Durham at 83 inches (210 cm).