Christmas snow records in the UK
Facts and figures for Christmas weather
When was the deepest snow on Christmas day?
The deepest lying snow on Christmas day was recorded back in 1981 when Kindrogan, Perthshire recorded 47 cm.
|Country||Deepest snow on Christmas Day|
|England||43cm at Buxton, Derbyshire and Malham Tarn, N. Yorkshire in 1981 and 2009|
|Northern Ireland||17cm at Hillsborough, Down in 2010|
|Scotland||47cm at Kindrogan, Perthshire in 1981|
|Wales||45cm at Cae Poeth, Gwynedd in 2010|
When was the warmest Christmas day?
The warmest temperature recorded on Christmas day in the UK is 15.6 °C recorded in Killerton, Devon in 1920.
|Country||Warmest Christmas Day|
|England||15.6 °C at Killerton, Devon in 1920|
|Northern Ireland||14.8 °C at Belfast Newforge in 2016|
|Scotland||15.1 °C at Dyce, Aberdeenshire in 2011 and 2016 and Urquhart, Ross & Cromarty in 2016|
|Wales||15.2 °C at Hawarden, Clywd in 2015|
When was the wettest Christmas day?
The wettest Christmas day in the UK was in 2015 when 165.4 mm of rain fell in Capel Curig ,Gwynedd.
|Country||Wettest Christmas Day|
|England||103mm at Ennerdale, Cumbria in 2003|
|Northern Ireland||82.5mm at Trassey, Down in 2021|
|Scotland||70.5mm at Achnagart, Ross & Cromarty in 2011|
|Wales||165.4mm at Capel Curig, Gwynedd in 2015|
When was the windiest Christmas day?
The windiest Christmas day recorded was at Sella Ness in Shetland in 2011 when gusts up to 101 mph were recorded.
|Country||Windiest Christmas Day|
|England||93mph at the Needles, Isle of Wight in 1997|
|Northern Ireland||81mph at Killough, Down in 1990|
|Scotland||101mph at Sella Ness in Shetland in 2011|
|Wales||78mph at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1990|
When was the coldest Christmas day?
Gainford in Durham holds the record for the coldest Christmas day recording -18.3 °C in 1878.
|Country||Coldest Christmas Day|
|England||-18.3°C at Gainford, Durham in 1878|
|Northern Ireland||-17.5°C at Katesbridge, Down in 2010|
|Scotland||-18.2°C at Altnaharra, Sutherland in 2010|
|Wales||-16.5°C at Llysdinum, Powys in 2010|
When was the sunniest Christmas day?
The most amount of sunshine recorded on Christmas day is 7.5 hours, recorded in Penzance, Cornwall and Aberporth, Dyfed in 1944, Faversham, Kent in 1979 and Camborne, Cornwall in 2010.
|Country||Sunniest Christmas Day|
|England||7.5hrs at Penzance, Cornwall in 1944 and Faversham, Kent in 1979 and Camborne, Cornwall in 2010|
|Northern Ireland||6.7hrs at Aldergrove, Antrim in 2000 and Ballywatticock, Down in 2010|
|Scotland||6.9hrs at West Freugh, Wigtownshire in 1961|
|Wales||7.5hrs at Aberporth, Dyfed in 1944|