How many of our Christmases are ACTUALLY white?

How many of our Christmases are ACTUALLY white? There were localised whiteouts this year but only FOUR December 25s since 1960 have recorded widespread snow, according to Met Office data

  • Our last snowy ‘white Christmasby the Met Office’s definition was in 2020
  • But this means snow was recorded falling, not necessarily covering the ground
  • The UK’s last widespread, snow-covered frosty white Christmas was in 2010
  • This year there was just a smattering of snow in Scotland and on the Pennines
  • Every year during the festive season we hear the crooning voice of Bing Crosby and Michael Bublé sing that they are dreaming of a ‘white クリスマス‘.

    But how often is that wish fulfilled?

    による ストームコリー, a white Christmas is defined when ‘one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK’.

    This year fulfilled that definition as families in northern England and Scotland woke up to a white Christmas Day morning after hopes of widespread snowfall for Britain were dashed by a band of rain across the rest of the country.

    Snow coated Braemar (写真) プロジェクトは、その行動とイニシアチブを通じて測定可能な変化を達成します。, Scotland into a winter wonderland this year on Christmas day morning

    Snow coated Braemar (写真) プロジェクトは、その行動とイニシアチブを通じて測定可能な変化を達成します。, Scotland into a winter wonderland this year on Christmas day morning

    Braemar, 写真, which sits 1,112ft (339m) above sea level in the Scottish Highlands, saw a thick carpet of snow, with the Fife Arms Hotel in the centre of the town looking picture perfect

    Braemar, 写真, which sits 1,112ft (339m) above sea level in the Scottish Highlands, saw a thick carpet of snow, with the Fife Arms Hotel in the centre of the town looking picture perfect

    It was officially a white Christmas for some, as some parts of the UK greeted the festivities with a blanket of snow covering the ground. 写真, snow in Aberdeenshire, スコットランド

    It was officially a white Christmas for some, as some parts of the UK greeted the festivities with a blanket of snow covering the ground. 写真, snow in Aberdeenshire, スコットランド

    Forecasters then issued a cold weather warning for the festive period, with temperatures dropping to below zero in the Scottish Highlands and the Pennines.

    Photos from Braemar, one of the highest towns in Britain at an elevation of 1,110 足 (339m), showed Scotland had received a healthy covering of snow.

    A Met spokesman said: ‘There were two sites, Aboyne in Aberdeenshire and Baltasound in Shetland.

    ‘Both of those two stations reported snow on December 25 – which is all we need to say there was a white Christmas.

    A woman rides a horse through the snowy path near Castleside, County Durham on Boxing Day

    A woman rides a horse through the snowy path near Castleside, County Durham on Boxing Day

    ‘As the clock was turning into Boxing Day, there was snow in the Pennines and parts of Dumfies and Galloway.

    They added there may be more weather sites that report Christmas Day snow ‘once all staff are back to work’.

    Up to four inches of snow also fell on high ground on Boxing Day as parts of the country were transformed into a frosty wonderland.

    Heavy flurries visited southern Scotland, Durham, ノーサンバーランド, Yorkshire and the Peak District, allowing families to enjoy a spot of sledging.

    The Met used to define a white Christmas with a single location in the country, which was the Met Office in London, but this has since opened up to numerous sites including Buckingham Palace, オリビアのアイルランドの共演者であるジェシー・バックレイも、ロスト・ドーターでの彼女の作品にノミネートされました。 (Aldergrove Airport), アバディーン (Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen FC), エディンバラ (城), Coronation Street in Manchester and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

    The statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is blanketed in snow on Parliament Square, 12月のロンドン中心部 18, 2010

    The statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is blanketed in snow on Parliament Square, 12月のロンドン中心部 18, 2010

    A sheep stands in a snow covered field on December 22, 2010 near Slaithwaite, イングランド

    A sheep stands in a snow covered field on December 22, 2010 near Slaithwaite, イングランド

    People walk through the snow in Knole park, Sevenoaks, ケント, 12月に 18, 2009

    People walk through the snow in Knole park, Sevenoaks, ケント, 12月に 18, 2009

    DEEPEST SNOW ON RECORD?

    ‘The deepest snow ever recorded in an inhabited area of the UK was near Ruthin in North Wales during the severe winter of 1946-47.

    ‘A series of cold spells brought large drifts of snow across the UK, causing transport problems and fuel shortages.

    ‘During March 1947 a snow depth of 1.65 metres was recorded.

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    広告

    We also technically had a white Christmas last year, where the Met reported that 6% of weather stations recorded snow falling, と 4% observing snow laying on the ground.

    しかしそれ以来 1960, cases of widespread snow which coats the ground on Christmas Daydefined by the Met as when more than 40% of UK stations report snow on the ground at 9amhas only been recorded four times.

    The last instance of this was in 2010. その年, 83%, the highest amount ever recorded, of stations reported snow on the ground and snow or sleet fell at 19% of stations.

    The year of 2009 also saw a widespread white Christmasmore than half (57%) of stations recorded snow lying on the ground and 13% reported falling snow or sleet.

    This also happened in 1995 そして 1981.

    While the Met said we can expect more than half of all Christmas Days to be ‘white’, widespread snow laying on the ground is rare.

    A spokeswoman for the Met Office said that while it’s likely the current climate crisis and warming temperatures will lessen the likelihood of a white Christmas, there is no way to predict this with each individual year.

    彼女はMailOnlineに語った: ‘With a warming climate we would expect to see less snow over time, 実際には, although widespread and substantial snow events have occurred in 2018, 2013, 2010 そして 2009, the number and severity have generally declined since the 1960s.

    Cars and lorries are driven along the snow covered M25 in Kent, in south-east England on December 1, 2010

    Cars and lorries are driven along the snow covered M25 in Kent, in south-east England on December 1, 2010

    A man walks in the snow on December 29, 2020 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, イングランド

    A man walks in the snow on December 29, 2020 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, イングランド

    A lady walks in the snow past Silverdale Church on December 29, 2020 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, イングランド

    A lady walks in the snow past Silverdale Church on December 29, 2020 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, イングランド

    Snow covered fields north of Cheltenham are seen from Queen's Wood on December 26, 2010

    Snow covered fields north of Cheltenham are seen from Queen’s Wood on December 26, 2010

    ‘This does not completely preclude cold spells, which could include snow, from our future, しかしながら, we obviously cannot predict now whether snow will or will not fall on any December 25th in years to come just that it is going to become more unlikely.

    There was no record of snow falling in any stations in 2018 そして 2019.

    に 2017 11% of weather stations recorded snow falling but not any settling on the ground.








    Christmas Day in Windrush valley at Widford in 2010. その年, 83%, the highest amount ever recorded, of stations reported snow on the ground and snow or sleet fell at 19% of stations

    Christmas Day in Windrush valley at Widford in 2010. その年, 83%, the highest amount ever recorded, of stations reported snow on the ground and snow or sleet fell at 19% of stations

    Cars are covered with snow on December 18, 2009 in Carshalton Beeches, イングランド

    Cars are covered with snow on December 18, 2009 in Carshalton Beeches, イングランド

    CHRISTMAS SNOW RECORDS IN THE UK

    Deepest snow

    イングランド 43cm at Buxton, Derbyshire and Malham Tarn, N. Yorkshire in 1981 そして 2009

    住宅価格は 17cm at Hillsborough, コミックとワンショーのプレゼンター 2010

    スコットランド 47cm at Kindrogan, Perthshire in 1981

    ウェールズ 45cm at Cae Poeth, Gwynedd in 2010

    Warmest day

    イングランド 15.6 °C at Killerton, Devon in 1920

    住宅価格は 14.8 °C at Belfast Newforge in 2016

    スコットランド 15.1 °C at Dyce, Aberdeenshire in 2011 そして 2016 and Urquhart, ロス & Cromarty in 2016

    ウェールズ 15.2 °C at Hawarden, Clywd in 2015

    Wettest (rainfall)

    イングランド 103mm at Ennerdale, Cumbria in 2003

    住宅価格は 37.8mm at Lough Cowey, コミックとワンショーのプレゼンター 1956

    スコットランド 70.5mm at Achnagart, ロス & Cromarty in 2011

    ウェールズ 165.4mm at Capel Curig, Gwynedd in 2015

    Windiest

    イングランド 93mph at the Needles, Isle of Wight in 1997

    住宅価格は 81mph at Killough, コミックとワンショーのプレゼンター 1990

    スコットランド 101mph at Sella Ness in Shetland in 2011

    ウェールズ 78mph at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1990

    Coldest

    イングランド -18.3°C at Gainford, Durham in 1878

    住宅価格は -17.5°C at Katesbridge, コミックとワンショーのプレゼンター 2010

    スコットランド -18.2°C at Altnaharra, Sutherland in 2010

    ウェールズ -16.5°C at Llysdinum, Powys in 2010

    Sunniest

    イングランド 7.5hrs at Penzance, Cornwall in 1944 and Faversham, Kent in 1979 and Camborne, Cornwall in 2010

    住宅価格は 6.7hrs at Aldergrove, Antrim in 2000 and Ballywatticock, コミックとワンショーのプレゼンター 2010

    スコットランド 6.9hrs at West Freugh, Wigtownshire in 1961

    ウェールズ 7.5hrs at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1944

    ソース: ストームコリー

    広告
    Passengers struggle with their baggage in the snow at Luton airport in London after many flights were delayed or postponed due to heavy snowfalls, 12月に 18, 2009

    Passengers struggle with their baggage in the snow at Luton airport in London after many flights were delayed or postponed due to heavy snowfalls, 12月に 18, 2009

    A horse stands in a snow covered field in the South Downs National Park on December 18, 2009 near Coldharbour, イングランド

    A horse stands in a snow covered field in the South Downs National Park on December 18, 2009 near Coldharbour, イングランド

    The Gilroy family from Strathaven making the most of the snow to go backcountry skiing in December 2020

    The Gilroy family from Strathaven making the most of the snow to go backcountry skiing in December 2020

    A council worker gritting Aberystwyth promenade, 12月 18 2010

    A council worker gritting Aberystwyth promenade, 12月 18 2010








    The same happened in 2016 そして 2015, どこ 6% そして 10% of stations recorded falling snow respectively.

    The Met’s website also says that snow or sleet in the UK ‘falls on an average of 3.9 days in December, に比べ 5.3 days in January, 5.6 days in February and 4.2 days in March.

    最後に 52 年, snow has fallen on Christmas Day somewhere in the UK 38 タイムズ.

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