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Forecasters Admit White Christmas In Cornwall 'Possible'

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:03am 18th December 2014.

Cornwall may not have to dream of a white Christmas.

Forecasters say they can not rule out snow in the Duchy, as bookies give the odds as 8/1.

Although, to put it in perspective, those are still the longest odds in the country.

Emma Silleto from the Met Office told Pirate FM: "We could see a little bit of frost overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday with temperatures dropping down to be quite cold overnight into Christmas Eve.

"It's looking like, if there's going to be a wintry mix, it'll be above the hills and over the higher ground as well.

"There is going to be quite strong winds. With all these showers coming through it is going to be quite unsettled so there will be strong winds, particularly around the coasts."

Cornwall has now had an official white Christmas since 2004. Although 2010 was snowy, no snow fell on 25th December itself.

Rupert Adams from William Hill explained how bookies decide whether Cornwall has officially registered a white Christmas: "We have to use the airports because they're the only weather stations that have someone there over the whole 24 hours.

"So, it's one flake of snow to fall over the whole 24 hours of Christmas day - sitting, nestling or standing snow does not count.

"Anything can happen. It could all change. We could see another weatherbomb or some other brilliantly named weather system coming in.

"But if you're desperate to see snow, you might as well get on a plane and go to Aberdeen - because that's your best chance according to the odds."

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