Weather By Jon Ivan-Duke

Odds Slahed on New Temperature Record!

Bookmakers William Hill are feeling the heat as summer temperatures could be smashed this week, with clever weather punters set to pick up thousands.


Britain’s biggest bookie has slashed the odds for the UK record temperature to be broken – from 9/2 to 3/1. The highest ever UK temperature of 38.5C (or 101F) was set on 10th August, 2003, in Brogdale near Faversham in Kent.


The latest forecasts predict that another heatwave could hit Britain on Friday and as the thermometer climbs higher up the red zone, the betting odds have tumbled.


“As the thermometer creeps higher in to the red zone, we’re getting a bit hot under the collar, with thousands of pounds riding on the outcome,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


“Punters have been piling on the temperature record being smashed and it looks like they might be right.”


Meanwhile it is favourite at just 1/9 that July will be the month with the hottest temperature (from 1/7).


It’s 5/1 from 6/1 that a scorching 40C or higher will be recorded in the UK this year.



William Hill Odds - How The Prices Have Changed:


UK Summer Temperature To Exceed 100f in 2015 – WAS 4/1, NOW 11/4


UK Record Summer Temperature (38.5C/101F) To Be Broken In 2015: WAS 9/2, NOW 3/1


A Temperature Of 40C Or Above To Be Recorded In The UK In 2015: WAS 6/1, NOW 5/1



What Month Will Have The Warmest Day In The UK In 2015:

1/9 July

5/1 August

25/1 September

100/1 October To December

(What month will have the warmest temperature recorded in mainland UK in 2015)