Cardiff in the snow – the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff hasn’t seen a White Christmas for a decade, but back in December 2010 the capital looked beautifully festive, with snow covering the streets and surrounding hills.

Here’s 22 photos taken in the centre and in the hills around Cefn Onn in north Cardiff.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Snow on the tracks at Cardiff Central.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Semi frozen River Taff.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

City hall.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Street sign obscured by snow.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

View from Craig Lysfaen.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cattle tracks.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Looking south towards Cardiff.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Travellers Rest pub.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Icicles galore.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

The remains of Castell Morgraig.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Late afternoon.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Bungalow in the snow, Rhiwbina.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Snow and fog.

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Cardiff in the deep snow - the big Christmas freeze of December 2010 in photos

Goalposts in the fog.

Will it be a white Christmas this year?

Sadly, it seems highly unlikely, with the bookies giving odds of 8/1 (11.1% chance) against snow falling on Christmas Day 2020.

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