UK weather: Record hot summer, three-month heat wave

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The UK could experience a record hot summer this year, with a three-month heatwave potentially on the cards.

According to the Met Office’s three-month summer outlook, the chance of ‘hot weather’ is double that of other years.

He says: “There is an increased likelihood of warmer than average conditions over the coming month.

“The forecasts are consistent in suggesting an increase in the likelihood that temperatures will be above average globally.

“Although this does not necessarily mean that heat waves will occur, it does increase the likelihood of heat waves compared to normal.”

James Madden of Exacta Weather said: “There is now potential for a major wave of warm weather to develop during the latter part of May or early June.”



The Met Office’s three-month summer outlook says the chance of ‘hot weather’ is double that of other years (stock photo)

Bookies are predicting a potential record summer this year, with Coral reducing their odds from 3/2 to 5/4.

Spokesman John Hill said: “The betting points to a record UK summer this year. After what has been a choppy few weeks, it’s something to look forward to.

Similarly, Ladbrokes did the same when it came to the hottest May ever, cutting their odds from 4/1 to 2/1.



Bookmakers are predicting a potential record summer this year, with Coral slashing their odds by 3/2 to 5/4 (stock photo)
Bookmakers are predicting a potential record summer this year, with Coral slashing their odds by 3/2 to 5/4 (stock photo)

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Spokesman Alex Apati said: ‘We are eyeing a month of record sunshine ahead.

It comes as firefighters were put on ‘high alert’ with wildfires threatening to wreak havoc over the bank holiday weekend.

The Wildlife Trust has warned there is a serious risk of wildfires breaking out across the UK following a prolonged dry spell – with something as simple as a stray cigarette or a barbecue having the potential to shed light on beauty spots.



Similarly, Ladbrokes did the same when it came to the hottest May ever, slashing their odds from 4/1 to 2/1 (stock photo)
Similarly, Ladbrokes did the same when it came to the hottest May ever, slashing their odds from 4/1 to 2/1 (stock photo)

Wildfires have erupted in Surrey, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Dorset and Teesside over the past 10 days, killing wildlife and leaving large areas of scorched land.


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