Is Devon getting a white Christmas?
So yesterday was our first meeting with Mr Jack Frost this season and with wintery weather forecasts cropping up in the news, it’s got me thinking about the chances of a white Christmas here in Devon.
I remember the last time we had snow on Christmas day, it was back in 2010 and our Devon holiday parks were covered in powdery white snow. After opening all my presents I grabbed Cheffy and our sledges and headed out to the slopes!
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The Met Office revealed that it was "extremely unusual" when snow fell on Christmas day in 2010, with snow on the ground at 83% of weather stations - the highest amount ever recorded.
Now...what are the chances of the same happening on Christmas day this year?
The Met Office cannot accurately predict the forecast too far in advance, but records show that over the past 50 years Christmas day snowfall has become more common.
In terms of numbers, snow has fallen on Christmas Day a promising 38 times over the last 52 years! However instances of settled snow aren’t as frequent, with just four years in the last 51 seeing a blanket of powder.
For you guys spending your holidays in Devon this Christmas, I’m predicting a 50% chance of snow and I’ve got a sneaky feeling we’ll get a covering. So pack your winter woollies and get your sledges prepared for some insane slopes!