BOOKIES have lowered the odds on the Christmas holiday heatwave, with Britain set for the hottest December on record.
The bookies are looking forward to a delicious Christmas, with the odds reduced from 3-1 to 6-4.
Gone are the days of anticipation of a white Christmas, this December Britain is gearing up for a Bali holiday.
John Hill of Coral said: “If the latest odds are anything to go by, we could be in for a raging Christmas this year.
“We’ve lowered the odds this Christmas Day as we have the hottest day ever, with a lot of people considering BBQ for Christmas dinner this year.”
The bookie said the British were collecting cash on a hot Christmas day.
The Met Office said: “Climate change has brought higher average temperatures over land and sea and this reduces the likelihood of a White Christmas.”
The Met Office defines a white Christmas as a snowfall that falls in the 24 hours of December 25.
The British have not celebrated White Christmas for 11 years.
But the Meteorological Department estimates that there is a possibility of more snowfall between January and March.
2019 was the hottest British Christmas ever, with the highest ever recorded at 18.7C.
It follows the Met Office’s announcement that Britain has had the hottest summer on record.
Global temperatures were 0.05C warmer than the same period last year.
Europe also experienced the hottest September ever, surpassing the previous record set in 2018 by about 0.2C.
Coral expects October to follow, with only a 2-1 odds that the month will beat all prior records.
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