2008 News Archive - Holidays - Wet summer could see Brits head abroad

04 04 2008

As the UK enters into British Summer Time, thoughts turn to barbeques, trips to the seaside and above all else, sunshine.

However, last summer was punctuated with rainfall, wind and even flooding across many parts of the UK, resulting in many Britons taking last minute holidays to sun-sure destinations such as the Canary Islands.

And now after the Met Office has predicted that rainfall over the summer months will be near to or above average, there is a chance that Brits could be fleeing the UK again.

"Seasonal forecasting is a difficult thing to do and this places some limitations on our forecasts. Our predictions for last autumn, winter and spring have all given accurate advice, giving more confidence in our latest summer forecast," commented head of forecasting at the Met Office Brian Golding.

Government services director at the Met Office Rob Varley added that while long-range forecasts can be useful they should not be used as the basis for summer holiday plans.

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