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Odds-on to be coldest New Year’s Day in history

| 29.12.2016


Leading bookmaker Coral is making it odds-on at 10-11 that New Year’s Day will be the coldest in history in the UK following a flurry of bets. The firm go 4-6 that temperatures fall below -6C over the Bank Holiday weekend and 2-1 that the wind speed reaches 100mph in the mainland UK.

Meanwhile, Coral has already opened up betting on 2017 being the warmest year on record in the UK in which the firm go 6-4 for the record to be broken for the second consecutive year.

“The cold snap has hit the country hard over the last couple of days and as a result we have seen a flurry of bets for New Year’s Day to be the coldest in history in the UK which is now odds-on following the gamble,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“We’ve had a relatively mild Christmas but the betting suggests that is all set to change going into the New Year as it is odds-on for temperatures to fall below -6C over the next few days,” added Hill.

“There is some good news though as the early odds indicate we could be set for another record breaking warm year in 2017 once we get the cold snap out of the way,” concluded Hill.

**Coral’s weather specials

4-6 Temperatures to fall below -6C in the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend

10-11 New Year’s Day to be coldest in history in the UK

6-4 2017 to be the warmest year on record

2-1 Wind speed to reach 100mph in mainland UK


Further contact information:
John Hill 07889 645520

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John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.