White Christmas is one of the most famous songs of all time. Indeed, the version sung by Bing Crosby has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and is the most successful single ever. Since the song was released in 1942, people have been dreaming of snow on Christmas Day across the UK. There’s something extra magical about a wintery Christmas, but the chances of it happening in Britain are usually slim. People who like to bet on this event, though, could look to the science community to help them make a prediction.

Bookmakers have been offering odds on White Christmas for many years now, and this is one of the most popular bets outside of traditional sport. Bettors can stake on several different locations, with some spots across the globe looking like dead certs to get snowfall on Jesus Christ’s birthday. For instance, the James Armstrong Airport in Winnipeg is 1/16 on for a white Christmas.

Bettors often like to stake on an outcome that they want to see happen, as it adds to their joy and elation if it comes to fruition. Just as a Liverpool fan would be more likely than a Manchester City fan to stake on the Reds to win the Premier League, someone who is dreaming of a white Christmas may be inclined to stake on the event happening.

Aside from snow on Christmas Day, people who like to bet on events have a wide variety to choose from at online bookmakers. Some other popular non-sport bets include Christmas number one, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and the winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

How Can Bettors Turn To Science To Stake On The Likelihood Of A White Christmas
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Scientists May Have A Betting Advantage

People who want to bet on whether there will be a white Christmas in the UK may be able to harness scientific technology to help them with their predictions. Snow is notoriously hard for climate scientists to predict because it occurs when there is the right combination of cold temperature and falling speeds. Some scientists have been working on ingenious ways to predict snow well in advance, though.

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The main way that experts have been trying to accurately guess wintery showers is by using a global climate model. This takes into consideration all the main climate system elements, which include atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and land surface. It’s a complex mathematical equation based on the interactions between these things, and those who know what to look for can use it to predict snow well in the future. One of the scientists working on this new system, Sarah Kapnick, claims that it will soon allow scientists to predict snowfall eight months in advance.

If keen bettors can keep their ears to the ground and follow the latest scientific developments to do with snowfall, they may be able to improve their chances of winning their Christmas bets. There have only been four official white Christmas declarations across the UK over the last 50 years, but here’s hoping for some snowfall this time out.

Featured photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash.

Published by Mike

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