Odds don’t look good for a white Christ­mas

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

THERE is only a 12 per cent chance of snow­fall on Christ­mas Day in Greater Manch­ester, ac­cord­ing to new anal­y­sis.

Us­ing of­fi­cial Met Of­fice fig­ures, Bar­ratt Homes has looked at the past 25 years of win­ter weather to de­ter­mine what con­di­tions were most likely to ex­pe­ri­ence through­out the fes­tive sea­son. And it’s look­ing very un­likely that it’s go­ing to snow in Manch­ester, ac­cord­ing to their pre­dic­tions.

The Met Of­fice say it is cur­rently too early to pre­dict ex­actly what the weather will be like on Christ­mas Day.

But fore­cast­ers are cur­rently pre­dict­ing a mild, pos­si­bly un­set­tled day on De­cem­ber 25.

Steven Davey, In­dus­try and In­fra­struc­ture Man­ager at the Met Of­fice, said: “We were de­lighted to help with Bar­ratt Homes’ fun Christ­mas cam­paign that cel­e­brates the pos­i­tive side of snow­fall in the UK.

“While 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 past.”

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