Weather By Joe Crilly

Odds On 2015 Hosepipe Ban Slashed

William Hill have today cut the odds of a hosepipe ban happening this year from 3/1 to 2/1.

The price cut is coupled with the fact that it is just 20/1 that the temperature tops 40C at any point this year and 2/1 that this year is the warmest ever.

“We could see a record breaking year in terms of the weather and given that we have already had a dry start to 2015, there could be a hosepipe ban just around the corner,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


UK hottest year (average): 2/1

UK summer temperature to exceed 100f in 2015: 8/1

Temperature to go above 40C in 2015: 20/1

Hosepipe ban to be introduced in 2015: 2/1

*a hosepipe ban to be introduced in the Thames Water region