Lancashire weather: Will the city see a white Christmas in 2023?

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At least one snowflake has to be seen falling during the 24 hours of Christmas Day to count as a 'White Christmas', but will Lancashire see this magical occurrence this year?

Snow is predicted to fall in the UK within a matter of days, according to new Met Office forecasts.

Although the meteorological season doesn't officially start until December 1, forecasters believe snow will fall this Saturday as a result of yet another low pressure moving our way. WX weather charts show temperatures will drop to below freezing in the next few days across Scotland.

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The Met Office has said: "Since 1960, around half of the years have seen at least 5 per cent of the network record snow falling on Christmas Day. This means we can probably expect more than half of all Christmas Days to be a 'white Christmas'.

Will Lancashire see a white Christmas this year?Will Lancashire see a white Christmas this year?
Will Lancashire see a white Christmas this year?

"Technically, 2021 was the last white Christmas in the UK, with 6 per cent of stations recording snow falling, but less than 1 per cent of stations reported any snow lying on the ground. Before that, 2020 was also a white Christmas, with 6 per cent of weather stations recording snow falling. However, only 4 per cent of stations reported any snow lying on the ground."

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But will we be getting snow on Christmas Day this year? The early outlook from bookmaker William Hill suggests there’s a strong chance of snow hitting the UK.

However, as of yet, Lancashire is not on the snow map. According to bookmakers William Hill. Leeds holds the leading chance of a White Christmas in England at 3/1 while Manchester has odds of 4/1 and Liverpool at 20/1. London (City Airport) is priced at 11/1 to see snowfall on Christmas Day, while Surrey’s Gatwick Airport is 20/1.