Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I'm dreaming of a ...oh

Daily Express, 17 December 2011:

Daily Mail, 17 December 2011:

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on a white Christmas with temperatures set to remain below zero across much of the country in what is expected to be the coldest snap of the winter so far.

Daily Mail, 21 December 2011:

Britain enjoyed near-record temperatures on Tuesday - and Wednesday is predicted to be warmer that spring. The sudden mild spell, which is forecast to last into 2012, has led to bookies slashing the odds on this Christmas being the warmest on record.

Daily Express, 23 December 2011:

(More on the Express' weather reporting here)

(George Monbiot has written about the tabloids' forecasting for Comment in Free)


  1. The most bizarre thing about this is that the Mail and Express both seem to regard what the bookies are doing as valid weather data!

  2. Bet that sledge came in handy... probably used it to collect all the winnings from the bookies.


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