Have You Heard The One About the BBQ Summer Prediction For 2010..? Holidays to the Bodrum Region


Summer 2010 is predicted to be a BBQ one according to forecasters, but not the Met Office this time you'll be pleased to know. Infact the Met Office was so far out on their predictions for summer 2009 that they no longer issue long term seasonal forecasts.

Instead, Positive Weather Solutions (PWS) have made the forecast and it has to be said, they went against the Met Office last year and correctly predicted the wash out we got. Infact they have 'out forecast' the Met Office for the last two years with a string of accurate predictions and this summer is set to be hotter than 1976, according to them. This year could be the perfect weather for a 'stay-cation' as people are turning their backs on travelling abroad on holidays to the Bodrum region of Turkey and the Spanish Costa's to stay in the UK.

PWS has predicted that average temperatures for this summer may beat those of 1976 when temperatures reached over 32°C for fifteen consecutive days. The first two weeks in August are expected to beat the hottest temperature ever recorded of 38.5°C in Faversham, Kent on August 10, 2003. So how can they tell this? Apparently it's all down to El Nino in the Pacific Ocean which means unusually high surface temperatures in the area. This compared with the Atlantic jet stream pattern and High pressure over the Azores should lead to record breaking temperatures in the UK this summer.

Jonathan Powell, senior forecaster with PWS thinks a warm British summer has been on the cards for a few years now, saying, "There will be stifling temperatures, making it possibly the warmest UK summer on record and placing it at least in the top three warmest summers recorded."

June will see warm temperatures throughout, however rain will increase as the month goes on according to PWS.

July will start as June ends; a little wet but mid month will be dry and temperatures will increase as the month goes on, getting humid towards the end seeing some thunder storms and flash flooding.

August will hopefully see record temperatures t the start of the month, but will begin to get cooler and showery before the end of the month.

But can we trust this forecast? Will August be the best time to take time off work? Or are we just heading for another long, wet summer? Well for practically guaranteed sunshine, it appears that holidays to the Bodrum region are going to prove good value for money this year. However, if you are staying in the UK then perhaps the sunny weather will give you the perfect opportunity to discover some of the beautiful places this country has that you never get chance to see.