The white start to the month was enough to prompt record numbers of punters to place bets on snow falling on Christmas Day.
According to bookmakers Ladbrokes, more money had been staked on a White Christmas yesterday than by any other December 1 in its history.
More top news
Very warm in the southeast tomorrow
An astronaut on the International Space Station has shared his experiences from outer space in the first Twitter chat from the craft.
Kate is now an advanced diver after passing a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) advanced open water diver qualification.