UK Could Be Set For A Repeat Of Last Year's Summer Scorcher, Say Forecasters
If you haven't got round to booking yourself a sun-soaked holiday abroad then you may be in luck as a number of forecasters are predicting that Britain could experience a scorching summer again this year.
That's right, you might not need to catch a flight to top up your tan as the Met Office is predicting "above average" temperatures from May through to July.
That might not sound so exciting but other forecasters say this means we could have temperatures as high as last year's record summer, giving us the perfect backdrop for beer gardens and BBQs galore.
The official three month Met Office forecast says: "For May-July, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average.
"The probability the UK average temperature will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 45-50 per cent.
"The coldest of our five categories is five per cent.Long-range prediction systems show a consistent increase in the likelihood of high pressure, associated with warmer-than-average conditions."
Some forecasters are already predicting that temperatures may be on par with last year, with highs of 30C from next month so it's time to find out your bikini, sun cream and flip flops.
Forecaster Brian Gaze added: "Blocking areas of high pressure suggest echoes of last year's record summer, with 30C highs likely in June."
And ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of Weathertrending has also predicted highs of 30C too, so it seems like a real possibility that summer will be instead flooded with sunshine rather than rain.
"30C heat is quite possible from brief influxes of tropical air into June," Mr Hammond advised for this summer.
If the weather does match up to predictions, it could mean that those heading to festivals like Glastonbury and more might not need to pack their wellies and raincoats after all.
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