MOST of us dream of a white Christmas — but how likely are we to have one on the Isle of Wight?

Sadly, data obtained from the Met Office over the past 25 years means that there is just a 12 per cent chance of snowfall on the Island on December 25.

And the date with the best chance of us experiencing the Isle of Wight turning into a winter wonderland is December 21.

The data, obtained from the Met Office by Barratt Homes says the last time the Island experienced a white Christmas was in 2001.

Unsurprisingly, Scotland has the highest chance of experiencing a white Christmas this year, rated at 44 per cent and has also had the most white Christmases in the past 25 years, eleven to date.

The most severe winters the Isle of Wight experienced recently were the back to back white outs of winter 2009/10 and 2010/11.