Weather By Joe Crilly

Is Mini Heatwave A Sign Of Things To Come?


The 20th February became the hottest day of the year so far and William Hill are offering 6/1 that the remaining eight days of the month sees a hotter temperature registered.


“Yes, the temperature may be warmer than far flung corners of the globe that are traditionally more temperate than these shores but we aren’t getting carried away,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We do not think the warm weather will last and it will be well into the summer when we can bust out our Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts.”


Looking further ahead, it is 10/1 that the mercury tops 100f in the UK this year and 12/1 that the record warmest temperature of 38.5c is breached this year.


UK summer temperature to exceed 100f: 10/1


UK record summer temperature to be broken (38.5c): 12/1


Any month hotter than 20th Feb: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no


Hottest month 2017: 12/1 May; 3/1 June; 7/4 July; 15/8 August; 9/2 September; 50/1 October-December