Fire up the BBQ and unfold your comfiest deckchair. It’s time to blow the dust from our patio sets and enjoy some Great British Sunshine.
After a dreary winter and a pleasant enough spring, it seems we’re in for a real scorcher; with temperatures set to reach sweltering highs of 33C (91F).
We’ll be enjoying this sunny streak between late June and August, with summer 2018 predicted by some to be the hottest in Britain for 12 long years.
Guys, think about all the chilly picnics and sloppy festivals we’ve endured over the years. Our time in the sun has finally come – just in time for the World Cup – and we totally deserve it.
The Met Office forecast for June to August reads as follows:
For June-August, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average temperatures.
The probability the UK average temperature for June-August will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 40 percent.
The coldest of our five categories is around 5 percent.
The likelihood of above-average temperatures is greater than usual. The Met Office long-range prediction system shows a slightly increased chance of high-pressure patterns across the UK.
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Betting firm Coral have now slashed the odds of this being the warmest June on record from 2/1 to 6/4.
Coral has also made it 2/1 for 2018 to be the warmest year on record. The odds may well be in our favour…
According to the Sunday Express, public relations officer for Coral, Harry Aitkenhead, said:
The summer of 2018 is only just beginning and our odds reflect the view that we’re expecting some very warm weather to come this June, mostly towards the back end of the month.
It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that we see the hottest June day of all time, as we’ve already seen the hottest April day for 69 years this year and records are tumbling all around.
Summer is here! Heatwave time! You know what that means: time to bundle up in preparation for how overboard local businesses will go with the air conditioning
— Pigeon Fancier (@isabelzawtun) June 3, 2018
— Bernie Bradley (@BoarnieB) June 9, 2018
A spokesperson for The Met Office gave UNILAD the following forecast for the next couple of weeks:
At the moment it is quite warm and humid, it has been for a few weeks.
We saw quite a warm May but actually the next couple of days, staying fairly warm but trending to more cooler weather from mid week, with a band of rain and wet and windy weather on the way from Wednesday onwards.
So we’ve got temperatures into the mid twenties over the next couple of days, so we’re sort of trending back towards normal from Wednesday, so around 18C as your high across the southern parts of England.
The outlook towards the end of June, early July looks like it could settle down, things could warm up a little bit more.
— Tony Flanagan (@3_putt_flan) June 10, 2018
Now, get out there in the great outdoors – or at least your local beer garden of choice – and make the absolute most of it.
After all, before you know it, we’ll be scraping the ice from our windshields with our frozen fingers once more…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.