UK Weather: Bookies Odds Suggest a Sweltering Summer Ahead!

1/4 for Hottest Summer and 4/1 for Record Temperature…

An incredibly hot early summer has seen punters scramble to place bets on temperature records being broken this year.

Just a few days ago Paddy Power were going 10/1 about the UK’s highest recorded temperature of 38.5 degrees being breached this summer.  That mark was set in August 2003 but, with end of June temperatures exceeding 30 degrees and no end of the hot spell in sight, the popular bookmaker quickly slashed that price.  4/1 is now the best price on offer about the record books being re-written.

It must be pointed out last year’s highest recorded UK temperature was set in the month of June, that was 34.5 degrees centigrade recorded at Heathrow Airport.  But July traditionally provides the UK with its hottest day of the year.

Given Coral bookmakers are going just 1/4 about this summer being the hottest on record they clearly believe July and August will also be sweltering.  Coral’s John Hill said: “The nation continues to sizzle and with temperatures likely to rise even further over the next couple of weeks, the odds have been slashed on this summer ending as the hottest on record in the UK.”

Ireland’s 131 year record in jeopardy

Meanwhile Irish firm, Boylesports, are offering 8/1 a record high temperature of 33.3 degrees, recorded in 1887 at Kilkenny Castle, will be bettered.

Like the UK, Ireland has been sun baked and the hottest June temperature since 1976 was recorded at the end of June.  Airports clearly attract the sun as this year’s high of 32 degrees was set at Shannon Airport in the west of the emerald isle.

Prior to this high Boylesports were going 14/1 about 33.3 degree mark being bettered. According to Lawrence Lyons, Spokesman for BoyleSports, some of their customers have backed the record being broken specifically  in the month of July at 16/1.


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