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Christmas: Will Santa be affected by Global Warming?

Updated on October 6, 2011

No Snow – No Sleigh. ٩(•̃•̃)۶

There is a chance that it might not snow in UK this Christmas, which means santa will not be able to ride in his sleigh.

Usually the begnning of October in London is a very cold time of year. Everyone in Coats, Scarfs, hats, gloves and sometimes shivering. But for the first time ever (for me anyway) The first week of October has been so hot – it’s like the summer has been extended.

I took the photo below on Saturday 1st October – close to where I live. It’s the outside of Woolwich shopping centre. Some people sat outside, kids were on scooters ~ happily playing games. An Asian Band was playing music and dancing, which was also captured on the Big TV Screen and I desperately needed an Ice Cream to cool me down, while observing it all. Our climate is getting warmer and warmer.


Photo taken in London 1st October 2011 - Woolwich

If the weather continues this way, that means we will have no snow and santa might have to find another way to bring our gifts.

Maybe by sky diving, but where would he put the gifts?



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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Lol @Royalmark

      No... Jusk Kiddin.

      I keep on visiting your profile but there are no New Hubs yet..... wetin happen? Ogini? :)

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      Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      Huh? Do you have UFOs?

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi GmaGoldie

      The best advice I can give is to visit in the summer. (June - September). That time of the year, there is no rain, no cold weather, no windy days and no strange UFOs.... Take care.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      @Lady_E - I so want to visit London! Is there a rainy season or time frame to avoid?

      The only think predictable about the weather is it is fickle - everywhere!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Lol Akune - Yeah, I bet those ice cream vans were rolling in the money... Thanks for stopping.

      ** Oh hello hello - that's depressing. I have to admit, now its mid October I have started wearing a Coat to go out. Take Care...

      ** Hello Patty - thanks for stopping. Good to see you.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hello, hello --Scientists studying solar activity claim that since we are in a period of almost no sun spots and few other solar events, then summers are even hotter than for global warming alone, and the northrn hemisphere winter 2011-2012 will be very much colder than in periods of high sunspot activity. I'll make up my mind after I see what winter is like! Thanks for the Hub, Lady_E.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Don't be too sure. They promised tht in a few days it will turn drastically and there will be snow and frezing temperature. lol.

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      akune 6 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Tell me about the ice-cream vans' booming sales!

      It was glorious. The weather, I mean.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Anglnwu - that's nice to know. Hope you enjoyed your stay. It was a beautiful time of year. If I knew you were coming, I would have arranged for you to have tea with the Queen. *wink wink.

      Thanks. :)

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Haha--Santa would have to fly--nice pictures. I was in England in late July/early August and the local people told me that it was an unusual summer. It did not rain one single day we were there, except for a slight drizzle one night. Lovely hub.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Ruby - ha ha... I wouldn't mind seeing Santa in his shorts, with his hairy legs. Take Care. :)

      ** Hi Dinkan - an element of suspense there... but yes, let the kids enjoy the weather. :)

      ** Hi Dave - Lol. Well, he definitely will find a way. There are tonnes of gifts to deliver. Regards. :)

      ** Hi RoyalMark - Now that is a cool idea. "A submarine". Glad you like the photo. Take Care. :)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Mentalist Acer - Thanks so much. I'm loving the poem. :)

      ** Hi GivingFairy - Digital Medium it is then. Thanks :)

      ** Cheers Prasetio - Snow would be nice in December - maybe for just a few days. :)

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      Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      I think he'll use a submarine rather;-).

      London is way cool. I love the pic. Not like motherland:-(

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Wanna bet there'll be no snow. Santa can get to us no matter what though.

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      There is still enough time for Santa to get prepared for Christmas and remember that "everything has a cause",May be Santa will do some magic to start snowfall in December. so we will wait and see what is going to happen? and about the weather, let the kids enjoy it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funny Elena! It's hot here too, 84 today. Maybe we'll see santa in a pair of shorts. Hee..Cheers

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks for share the fact about weather. Just wait what will happen in December, especially in December 25. Oh God! I will see beautiful snow..... Cheers....


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      givingfairy 6 years ago

      Hi Lady E

      Here in the US, we do have a mixture of chilly and warm weather. In October, we have 80 degree weather, then it fluctuates to Spring. If Santa is unable to use his sleigh this Christmas, he may have to use some digital medium. Who knows! These are digital times, so maybe its time Santa break out of tradition.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi PaulGC - I laughed out loud at your comment ~ Santa in a colourful Shirt and Bermuda shorts? Well, I hope he cuts his white beard.... He is gonna be one Tanned Santa, but that's okay - as long as he delivers the prezzies. Cheers. :)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Lazko - Glad you liked the "Sky Diving Santa". :)

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!


      As The Ice Melt Into The Gulf Stream,

      The North Pole May Just Turn Into A Dream.;)

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      paulgc 6 years ago

      Hello Lady_E,

      Im mentally picturing a santa dressed in an hawian shirt, bermuda shorts, Ray ban sun glasses and sipping from a straw dipped in a bleberry slush puppy whilst steering his sleigh into a bright red setting sun.

      Santa will still deliver his prezzies but his red suit may be replaced with an equally red but sunburnt face.

      Loved this hub, thanks for sharing.voted up and funny.

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      lazko 6 years ago from the Earth

      will not be affected, more than sure, nice hub especially the flying Santa :)