Photo: Lords Street (January 2013)

Bookies have slashed the odds on a Southport ‘White Christmas’, as Britain prepares to experience its coldest winter in years.

Weather experts say there will be 36 days of snow or ice across the winter months, with harsh temperature lows of -16C.

The freezing conditions are being blamed on the coldest Atlantic temperatures since records began 80 years ago, with Northern England and Scotland in for especially “full-on cold spells,” according to AccuWeather.

ots-snow duke street cemetery southport ots onthespot ots Duke Street Cemetery

And bookmakers have released odds on a snowy Christmas in Southport.

Coral are currently offering 5/1, with Betfair of just 9/2 for Liverpool as the nearest city.


Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321




Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.

If you want your news read locally online then send it to – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.