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.

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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.

 

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