Derry punters dream of White Christmas

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While most of us will be glad to see the back of the snow, some Derry punters will be praying it returns in time for Christmas.

With Christmas just two weeks away seasonal punters will be looking for the best odds for snowfall on December 25.Leading Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was last night offering odds of 5/1 on a White Christmas in Derry - the longest odds for any city in Ireland.

Paddy Power spokeswoman Sharon McHugh says snow must fall at City of Derry Airport on Christmas Day for it to be offically recognised as a White Christmas. Paddy Power are offering 5/2 for a White Christmas in Belfast, 11/4 for Dublin and 9/2 for snow on Christmas Day in Cork.Meanwhile Ladbrokes are offering odds of 3/1 for snow on Christmas day in Derry city while Belfast is priced at 7/2.