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We could have our first white Christmas in over a decade, say weather forecasters

We could have our first white Christmas in over a decade, say weather forecasters
Is a white Christmas on the cards? Photo by Marko Klaric

Weather forecasters are predicting snow this December for the first time in over 10 years.

We could have a white Christmas on the way as forecasters believe temperatures could drop as low as -8 Celsius in the final weeks of December.

With less than 80 days to go, Ladbrokes have already cut the price of the first white Christmas since 2010 to 4/6 and the company's odds of it being the coldest December on record are 2/1.

Spokeswoman Nicola Mcgeady says: "It has been a long 12 years since Ireland experienced snowfall on December 25. If these latest odds are anything to go by, it seems punters could finally be getting their white Christmas wish."

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While many held out for a white Christmas last year, it wasn't until December 20th when Met Éireann finally dashed all hopes of snow, forecasting a wet and windy Christmas Day.

Ireland's last white Christmas was in 2010 when 27 cm of snowfall fell and 6 inches of snow was recorded at Dublin airport. That same year an Irish man also became a viral sensation for his fall during a cold spell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3vVDUuC0yw

Best.fall.ever.

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Just over 10 weeks until we find out!

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