Bookies Praying For Rain
With large potential payouts for both a rain free Wimbledon (12/1) and for a hosepipe ban (3/1) William Hill are desperately hoping that the clouds will roll into SW19.
“We are practising our rain dances as a rain free Wimbledon would cost us a small fortune,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill have also cut the price of temperatures hitting 100f this year from 9/2 to 4/1.
“When temperatures topped 100f in 2003 the industry was hit for £250,000, that figure will almost certainly rise should the mercury pass 100f this summer,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
A hosepipe ban to be enforced by Thames Water in 2015
100f to be recorded in 2015: 4/1
UK record temperature (38.5c) to be broken in 2015: 9/2
No Rain during play at Wimbledon 2015: 12/1
Which month will have the warmest day in the UK in 2015: 4/1 June; 8/13 July; 4/1 August; 12/1 September; 40/1 October-December
2015 To Be The Hottest Year On Record: 7/4