Hil have shortened the odds of the lowest temperature
ever recorded in England (-26.1C) being beaten this winter, from
18/1 to 16/1 after the weekend cold snap encouraged a flurry of
bets to be placed.
With just over a month to ,Hills have already taken six four-figure
bets on the chances of a White Christmas, and are facing a payout
of over £100,000. Snow in London on December 25 has been
cut from 6/1 to 9/2, with snow in Aberdeen and Glasgow offered
at 4/1 and Cardiff best priced at 6/1.
"Along with the temperature, punters are plunging on our
weather related bets. If this winter is as cold as predicted it
could easily be our worst weather result ever, eclipsing even
our current meteorological record payout, when temperatures hit
100 degrees in 2003 costing us a six figure sum", said Hill's
spokesman Rupert Adams.
White Christmas betting Rules: 'That one flake of snow will fall
on Met office monitoring stations over the 24 hr period of the
25th of December'.
William Hill White Christmas Betting: 4/1 Aberdeen, 4/1 Glasgow,
9/2 London, 6/1 Cardiff.
16/1 that the lowest recorded temperature in England will be beaten
(-26.1C, Jan 10 1982, Shropshire).
16/1 that the lowest temperature in Scotland will be beaten (-27.2C,
Jan 10th 1982, Aberdeenshire).
22/1 for the record in Wales to be beaten (-23.3C, 21st Jan, 1940
100/1 that the Thames will freeze over between Westminster Bridge
and Tower Bridge.
100/1 Big Ben Fails to chime due to being frozen solid.