Bookies have slashed the odds on Scotland experiencing its coldest winter on record this year.
William Hill have halved their pricing on temperatures plummeting below the current record of -27.2C by April.
They are now offering just 8/1 on this bet compared to 16/1 a few weeks ago.
The bookmaker is also offering evens on a temperature of 15C being recorded during February.
The change comes as Scotland braces itself for a return to the Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) that saw a month of freezing temperatures in 2010.
The event typically brings up to two weeks of freezing conditions and widespread snow.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Get ready for freezing Febuary – the odds are falling fast and it could be odds on that we see a temperature as low as -15C before the week is out.”