BOOKIES have slashed odds on a Christmas holiday heatwave, with Britain set for the warmest December on record.
Bookies expect a red-hot Christmas, having slashed chances from 3-1 to 6-4.
Gone are the days of expecting a white Christmas, this December Britain is set for a scorcher.
Coral's John Hill said: "If the latest odds are anything to go by, we could be set for a sweltering Christmas this year.
"We have slashed the odds on this Christmas Day being the hottest we have ever had so many people may be considering a BBQ for their Christmas dinner this year."
The bookie said Brits have been piling cash on a baking hot Christmas day.
The Met Office said: "Climate change has brought higher average temperatures over land and sea and this reduces the chance of a white Christmas."
The Met Office defines a white Christmas as one snowflake falling in the 24 hours of December 25.
Brits haven't had a white Christmas for 11 years.
But the Met Office expects snow is more likely between January and March.
The hottest British Christmas to date was in 2019, with highs of 18.7C recorded.
It follows the Met Office's announcement that Britain has had the hottest summer on record.
Global temperatures were 0.05C warmer compared with the same period last year.
Europe also experienced the toastiest September ever, passing the previous record set in 2018 by almost 0.2C.
Coral expects October to follow suit, with odds at just 2-1 that this month will beat all former records.
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