For an ideal Christmas morning, people might picture a snowfall. Despite being very rare, the idea is carried on by several cultures worldwide. With global warming, the phenomenon is almost unpredictable even with data going back to 2009.
The festive dream even inspired Irving Berlin, an American songwriter to write his 1942 song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”. His song featured in a scene of an iconic 1942 film called Holiday Inn. The song continues to be a festive classic that keeps the dream of a beautiful Christmas morning snow alive.
Christmas snowfall has even gained a romantic notion. It is particularly important to the commercial efforts surrounding Christmas. Snowfall during Christmas is now becoming less likely. Even in the northern hemisphere, the chances of having a white Christmas seem to be rare. According to research by World Weather Online, there is a clear record of snowfalls across the world on Christmas day.
Their data shows four capitals have experienced more snowfalls on Christmas day than others over 12 years. These cities included Moscow (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), Reykjavik (Iceland), and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan). With nine snowy Christmases, Moscow broke the record within the group for the most snowfalls across the 12 years.
Betway is also very active in collecting weather data since it sometimes affects the results in sports. According to Betway Insider, London has not recorded even one white Christmas since 2009. Although the weather pattern is unpredictable, snowfall in the UK may be a dream rather than a reality.
The collection of data over time helps to analyze patterns to predict whether capital will experience a snowfall. For instance, Vaduz has often been predicted to have a white Christmas. The capital received 2.54 meters of snow in December 2012. Capital cities like Kyiv, Ottawa, and Oslo are also always on the list of potentials. This is because they have also experienced this kind of snow in December.
Note that snowfall is often inconsistent because it requires specific conditions. These conditions might vary annually affecting the volume of snow that falls. Experts have noted that snowfalls are gradually decreasing with time. Data also shows that the most snowfall records were in 2010 and 2012. They were followed by milder snowfalls.
Even with intense weather during Christmas, only Dili in the southern hemisphere has ever experienced snow in December since 2009. There have been suggestions that the research studies entire countries. Collecting data from capital cities alone are providing the average snowfall of each country but different regions studies could be important. For instance, some areas of Canada have varied snowfalls.
The Nova Scotia province had had only three recordings of snowfall in December since 2009. Nunavut on the other hand has had snow in December nine times since the research started. This might be a solution to the current data collection problem. With weather patterns being so unpredictable, knowing whether snow might pour in your home area is difficult. Visiting a place such as Vaduz might be your best chance at experiencing a white Christmas.