Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Scotland having its coldest winter on record this year.
William Hill has halved its pricing on temperatures falling below the current record of -27.2C by April.
This bet is now offered at just 8/1 compared to 16/1 a few weeks ago.
William Hill is also offering evens on a temperature of -15C being recorded during February.
It comes as Scotland braces itself for a return to the Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) that saw a month of freezing temperatures in 2010.
The temperature dropped to as low as -21C in some areas.
The event typically brings up to two weeks of freezing conditions and widespread snow.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Get ready for freezing Febuary – the odds are falling fast and it could be odds on that we see a temperature as low as -15C before the week is out.”
For more information on the cold snap, see today’s Tele