Bookmakers say Dundonians hoping for a white Christmas might have to keep on dreaming.
Apparently the city is unlikely to see snow on Christmas Day.
Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said the company is offering 5/2 on the white stuff arriving in the City of Discovery on December 25.
Longer odds have been listed with William Hill (3/1) with Paddy Power giving flurries a 5/1 chance.
Rupert Adams from William Hill said: “We’re offering 3/1 for Dundee – our man at the Met Office says he thinks we are in for a turbulent time.”
But while the chance of snow is unlikely, one bookmaker believes Scotland’s cities are more likely to get snow than others in the UK. Sky Bet is offering 5/2 on snowfall in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow compared with 11/4 in Newcastle, 3/1 in Belfast, 9/2 in Cardiff and 5/1 in London.
Nicola McGeady from Coral believes Aberdeen is the most likely city to see snow with odds of 3/1.
She said: “We may not be heading for the coldest Christmas on record, but that hasn’t stopped punters dreaming of a white Christmas.
“The last time snow was recorded on Christmas Day in London was back in 2001, and although the odds on it happening this year have drifted, festive punters are still having a flutter.”
Meteorologists from AccuWeather say the temperature will average 5C on Christmas Day, one degree lower than what is expected on Christmas Eve.
The picture could be similar to Christmas last year, with clouds and occasional rain as well as freezing rain through the night.
Although ice is expected on Boxing Day, brighter weather will arrive later in the day with an average temperature of 8-9C up until New Year’s Day.
According to record-keepers the James Hutton Institute, there have been six occasions when snow has fallen in Dundee on Christmas Day since 1954. The city’s last white Christmas was in 2009.