Bookies odds have been slashed on the hottest ever June as its set to be a 30C+ scorcher according to the forecast.
But sunny spells will be on the way again – with positive forecasts leading to a flurry of bets on the June heat being a record-breaker. John Hill from bookmakers Coral said: “The early outlook for June is positive and that has prompted a flurry of bets for a record hot month in the UK. “With the threat of heavy downpours later in the bank holiday weekend, the odds have been trimmed for a record wet May, however, they also indicate temperatures could still rise in the high 20s. “The mercury is set to hit sizzling highs of 30C (86F) in June, according to forecasts.” Ladbrokes have lowered their odds all the way down to a minuscule 5/2 . Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things will only get hotter if the latest odds are anything to go by – and there’s every chance next month will be a record-breaker.”
“Some computer model runs are showing temperatures pushing up towards 30C, although most are keeping them in the mid 20Cs.” The Met Office long term forecast is consistent with this for the first week of June. It says: “Next weekend, pressure is expected to build across southern areas of the UK, allowing it to become warmer than of late generally, and locally very warm inland in the southeast.”
Coral said it had experienced an increase of bets over the last 24 hours of June 2019 being the warmest ever. The record high reached anywhere in the UK is a sky-high 35.6C. That temperature was hit twice, once in London’s Camden in 1957 and again 19 years later in Southampton.
A spokesperson said: “The weather is looking very changeable. We are looking at cloudy skies at times. Forecasters warned temperatures were likely to peak at around 20C (68F) – compared to highs of 22C to 23C midweek. They added: “The temperature will be pleasant but not quite as high as we have been seeing.”
Blue skies and golden rays will largely hold out through the end of May and may dominate the weather next month, according to some long-range experts. Weeks of ‘wall-to-wall sunshine’ brought by a run of tropical blasts could keep the nation sweltering through June, forecasters say. High pressure responsible for last week’s glorious hot spell will once again take hold sending thermometers rocketing through the coming days.
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