Thursday 22 August 2019

Winter wonderland hopes: Odds of us enjoying a white Christmas slashed

Will we enjoy a white Christmas?
Will we enjoy a white Christmas?
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

The odds of us enjoying a white Christmas have been slashed by the bookies.

Ireland may become a winter wonderland as some experts are predicting one of the coldest winters yet.

Santa will feel at home when he arrives in Ireland next month, as bookies BoyleSports has cut the odds of snow in Dublin on Christmas Day from 7/1 to 5/1.

They have also set the odds that we will see snow at Dublin Airport at some stage in December at 1/3, down from 4/5.

When the silly season is in full swing you may be tempted to just stay by the fire as the betting giant has said we could be in for our coldest day ever.

The coldest day in Ireland was January 16 1881, when the temperature was a freezing -19.1C, BoyleSports is giving odds of 66/1 that the mercury could plummet even further than that this winter.

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Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports commented: “The winter is fast approaching and if the forecast is correct, we had better all wrap up.

"Punters cannot get enough of snow to fall at Dublin Airport this coming December and have backed it off the boards to a very short price of 1/3 having been available for a long time at 4/5.

"To make matters worse some are predicting we will record the coldest day in our history which currently stands at -19.1C. If that were to happen you can currently have 66/1.”

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