Punters hoping for a festive flurry pay-out from the bookies anywhere away from north-west Britain will be disappointed.
Scotland is favourite for a White Christmas with an outside chance of a flurry across the fringes of northern England, according to Mr Dale, an independent adjudicator for some bookmakers.
He said: “Glasgow will be the favourite for Christmas snow, and maybe perhaps Inverness.
“Any wintry showers will be largely confined to the northwest of Britain, the Highlands of Scotland and the Grampians.
“We will be keeping a sharp eye on Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, although the further south you go is likely to be on the mild side.”
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for up to four inches of snow across western Scotland from tonight until tomorrow evening with warnings to avoid travel in the area.