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24 Dec 09 23:38
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nothing in swansea and it aint going t be :-(
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Report bardo December 24, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
just read the met office website, they say theres a chance of snow in london and SE england during the night... if it happens i beleive in santa claus again !
Report JonBaylis December 25, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
+3'C too warm in SE
Report billy the fish December 25, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
nowt in newcastle, loads on xmas eve
Report JonBaylis December 25, 2009 10:34 AM GMT
Looks 100% certain Belfast will be a YES.

Edinburgh seemed to have showers during the night looking at Met Office radar so that must be a YES.

Glasgow should get the band of snow that's going through Belfast later on so that should be a YES.

Rain/Snow band too far north for Manchester, Liverpool or Cardiff - so NO's.

Was some rain(or sleet?) during the night in Birmingham and London - but was it only just rain?

I live in Wigan, and it's foggy and still only -1'C so any light shower nearby would fall as snow so Manchester still might have an outside chance - hope not as I bet on NO :)

Happy 'Xmas all.

Report JonBaylis December 25, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
Glasgow is 100% already.
Report cunningplan December 25, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
met office confirms edinburgh and glasgow my two interests booom
Report Shaky December 25, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
too much blue sky here in edinburgh still, c'mon the snow!
Report redknapps_stepover December 25, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
Shaky -

There have been reports of snow falling in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Nottingham already today. With the afternoon and evening to come further snow is expected in Northern Ireland, Scotland and over the hills of northern England. Issued at 1140 on Fri 25 Dec 2009.
Report smemon87 December 25, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
yip, glasgow & edinburgh now confirmed...

for a heads up on weather go to and type in 'snowing glasgow' or 'snowing belfast' etc... it'll give you a heads up on ;)

i don't think webcams can pick up light snow or sleet - usually they can't pick up rain falling so i wouldn't rely on them...
Report Mug Punter December 25, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
There was sleet reported at birmingham airport earlier this morning...

EGBB 250050Z 33005KT 1400 R33/P1500 R15/P1500 -RASN BKN001 00/00 Q0989
Report alfie8999 December 25, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
Looks like its a no for Belfast,

warming up there as that band just fizzled out over NI and any precip to fall will be rain :(

Really thought it was certain
Report alfie8999 December 25, 2009 4:46 PM GMT

officially not white.,

very**ed OFF
Report JonBaylis December 25, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
I'm in Haydock at the moment and it's raining hard....
Report rougie1975 December 25, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
birmingham is a huge no
Report SuperSuperShire December 25, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
im near Haydock - we've not had any rain - in fact, we've had bugger all!
Report sixtwosix December 25, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
It was snowing at 7 PM here in Oldham.
Report coast December 25, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
offical **** BBC 19-55 It HAS snowed in Edinburgh
Report Ayedo December 25, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
Offishul link please
Report rougie1975 December 25, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
Report Casacrino December 25, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
London any1?
Report Alex the old wrinkled retainer December 25, 2009 8:54 PM GMT

Casacrino 25 Dec 20:36
London any1?

That will be a NO. I have put my shorts on after lighting the bbq.
Report Casacrino December 25, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
Mint i layed no 100 yoyo's
Report Escapee December 25, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
The Sun is stating white Xmas in Edinbugh + Glasgow, Although I still can't find an official Met Office Confirmation.

I think the SUN is probably just basing it on the earlier PA press release.( See ealier in this thread for link )

Sun Link
Report rougie1975 December 25, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
BOOKIES took a £1MILLION bashing yesterday as Scotland enjoyed its first white Christmas in five years.
Punters celebrated a bumper festive payout after snow fell in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Rupert Adams, of William Hill, said: "We are crying into our turkey after getting stuffed by Scottish punters." A spokesman for Ladbrokes added: "Scotland is off our Christmas card list for next year because the punters have really done the damage this year.

"It will be a Merry Christmas for lots of punters north of the border."

Edinburgh and Glasgow were offered at odds of 10/11 for a White Christmas.

William Hill reckon they are now facing a £200,000 payout - with the entire Scots betting industry shelling out £1million.

A snow no-show in London and the South-East of England saw them breathing a massive sigh of relief.

But the bookies could be forced to fork out even MORE if any flakes were recorded late last night in Aberdeen - the 4/6 favourite.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "We are not yet convinced of any snowfall in Aberdeen.

"But if a single flake of snow falls then that will count as a White Christmas."

The largest amount of snow yesterday fell on hilly areas around southern and central Scotland - up to 5cm.

The coldest temperatures were recorded in the north-west Highlands - a freezing -15°C (5°F).

Severe warnings of widespread ice and more snow across southern and central Scotland were issued last night.

And Scots will be battling the big chill into the New Year.

The Met Office spokesman added: "It was a lovely and white, beautiful, crisp Christmas.

"I would not rule out any further snow showers but they will be few and far between.

"It will be mostly frosty and icy and staying very cold right up until the turn of the New Year."
Report Escapee December 25, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
Just seen this link ( rain radar for Edinburgh ) and it appears to be precipitation at 23:45[focusCity]=Edinburgh/Gogarbank;-3.35;55.933333

Hope this is a win for Edinnurgh White Xmas :)
Report Escapee December 25, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
Looking Good for white in Edinburgh with the BBC now saying "official"

"....Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham and Leeds were all officially "white", with the required single flake being seen falling in the 24 hours of 25 December....."

Page updated 22:34pm

Still can't find officially on any met office web pages
But if the BBC are saying its happen then I'm feeling a lot happier about the chances that it actually happen.
Report rougie1975 December 25, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
when will the markets be settled?
Report Mug Punter December 26, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
Looks like it was a white xmas in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham...

Christmas Day snowfall.

Of the 9 official white Christmas sites, snow fell on Christmas Day at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham. Snow did not fall at London, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast. Issued at 0011 on Sat 26 Dec 2009.
Report Alex the old wrinkled retainer December 26, 2009 7:10 AM GMT
Belfast is a surprise:

The prayers of thousands of men, women and children were answered yesterday as Northern Ireland had its first white Christmas in five years.

Up to five cm of snow fell in low-lying areas and approximately 10cm fell on higher ground as people throughout the province celebrated the Christmas snowfall.

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