William Hill have been forced to slash the price of a White Christmas in every city that they bet on, following a massive November gamble
Hills already have a six figure liability, which is all but certain to rise to seven figures in the coming weeks. Aberdeen is the favourite at 11/4, Newcastle cut from 6/1 to 3/1, whilst London is 11/2 from 6/1. The biggest wager yesterday was a £750 bet from a weather forecaster called Piers Corbyn, who thinks snow in Leeds, Newcastle & Norwich is a certainty!
“We have been snowed under by White Christmas bets and the run into Christmas is going to be a nerve racking experience,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill Winter Wagers:
William Hill White Christmas Odds: 11/4 Aberdeen; 3/1 Edinburgh; 3/1 Glasgow; 3/1 Newcastle; 7/2 Belfast; 9/2 Dublin; 5/1 Birmingham, 5/1 Cardiff; 11/2 Exeter; 5/1 Leeds; 11/2 London; 11/2 Manchester; 11/2 Cambridge; 11/2 Lincoln; 11/2 Liverpool; 11/2 Norwich; 11/2 Nottinghamshire; 11/2 Oxford; 11/2 York; 6/1 Bristol
Coldest Ever Temperatures To Be Broken:
10/1 A Record Ever Lowest Temperature To Be Recorded In The UK Prior To May 1st 2011 (-27.2C, Jan 10th 1982).
10/1 that the lowest temperature in Scotland will be beaten Before May 1st 2011 (-27.2C, Jan 10th 1982, Aberdeenshire).
20/1 for the lowest recorded in Wales to be beaten Before May 1st 2011 (-23.3C, 21st Jan, 1940 Powys).
25/1 that the lowest recorded temperature in England will be beaten Before May 1st 2011 (-26.1C, Jan 10 1982, Shropshire).