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This Map Shows Every Country's Chance of a White Christmas

Picture of Alex Jordan
Travel Editor
Updated: 5 December 2017
As the first snowflakes descend on cities around the world, the question on everyone’s lips is: will there be snow on Christmas?

The team at Vouchercloud have created a map which shows the likelihood of snow on Christmas morning in capital cities around the world. Londoners – don’t get the sledges out just yet as there’s only a 6% chance we’ll see snowfall on Christmas Day, so if you want to build a snowman, better to go elsewhere.

Moscow (60.89%), Minsk (52.82%), Helsinki and Tallinn (both 49.19%) top the tables when it comes to the likelihood of a white Christmas.

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Reykjavik (42.3%), Oslo (42.3%), Stockholm (32.3%), Warsaw (28.2%) and Prague (26.2%) have good chances of snow on Christmas morning. Barring a Christmas miracle, things don’t look good for Monte Carlo, Rome and Tirana, which each have a 0.4% chance of snow (or one in every 250 Christmases!).

Looking closer to home, Edinburgh (7.3%) has the best chance of snowfall within the UK, followed by London (6%), Belfast (5.2%) and Cardiff (3.6%), while the chances of snow in the Irish capital Dublin (3.2%) look very small indeed. Thinking of a winter city break? Then use the chart below to help plan your getaway.

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You might also be interested in: This Amazing Restaurant is Made Entirely From Snow and 10 Reasons to go to Sapporo’s Snow Festival.