Perhaps it’s a little snowverrated, but you’d have to admit that a white Christmas in London this year would be quite something. Come on Brrrritain, give us something to shout about this year!
Admittedly, this actually happening in the Big Smoke is largely just a fantasy each year, but that doesn’t stop us dreaming. Usually, the (admittedly fabulous) Christmas markets and lights – as opposed to the real icy, snowy covered streets – is all we get during the festive season, with snow usually showing itself in, I don’t know, February?
BUT. We have snow in December, people. Earlier this month, (on December 11), the streets of London were covered in a blanket as snow hit the capital, ramping up the excitement for Christmas.
It’s been a while since the last white Christmas in London, though—will it be different this year? Let’s find out… *Drumroll please*.
Will London get a white Christmas this year?
Though we saw snow earlier in December thanks to icy temperatures; according to BBC weather, temperatures are increasing up until Christmas day. Last week we shivered away in the highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C, but by December 25 we’ll be baking away in the comparatively toasty 12°C heat.
You know what they say, though. Anything can happen, so we’re holding out for an unexpected drop just cold enough to give us a picturesque snowfall on December 25. Just like the ones I used to know see in films but never witness in London.
In anticipation of the lack of white Christmases in London, a few places have actually just said “f*ck it, we’ll do it ourselves”. Looking at you, Covent Garden. There’s still time to enjoy a dusting of snow in the city, but sadly, it doesn’t look like it’ll quite be the real deal.
Maybe next year, eh?