Odds of a White Christmas in Derry have been slashed to 5/2.
Bookie Paddy Power says it’s more likely to snow in the north this year, with the same odds being offered on snowfall on Christmas Day in Belfast.
“It’s 5/2 for there to be a White Christmas in Derry, the shortest price on the island along with Belfast,” a spokseman said.
“A bet is declared a winner if the weather station nearest to the urban area records snow on Christmas day. We have had lads come into shops with ice from their freezers, but unfortunately it won’t sway us!”
According to the Met Office, the last official White Christmas was in 2010 - when it recorded snow on the ground at 83 per cent of its weather stations, the highest amount ever recorded.
The Daily Mirror on Tuesday, was predicting ‘36 days of snow’ over the winter, and bookmakers Coral slashed the odds of snow falling anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day to even money.
William Hill was on Monday (19 October) offering odds of 4-1 for a White Christmas in Belfast