Scorching summer could boost business

Local tourism could receive a boost if a predicted scorching summer which is said to have started on Wednesday follows the disappointingly grey spring.

Local tourism could receive a boost if a predicted scorching summer which is said to have started on Wednesday follows the disappointingly grey spring.

A long-term forecast from Positive Weather Solutions claims that the sun will come out in the next few days and stay out until September.

Jonathan Powell, senior weather forecaster at the company, said that this summer could be one of the five warmest on record.

“There will be some high temperatures, and top temperature records may well fall in August,” he said.


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“We will have the lion's share of the better weather. June at present is looking good, as is late July and early August, and there are indications that late August into September is looking favourable too.”

to help,” he said.

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But local climate experts at Weatherquest, based at the UEA, are being more cautious about our prospects for a bumper summer.

“The complexities of longer range forecasts are pretty extreme. To produce a forecast for the longer term is pretty tricky,” he said.

“I don't know how they do it. It's very hard to do and I wouldn't want to make a forecast for this summer.”

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