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10 April 2014

Record-breaking: Summer weather set to heat up for tourists

Good news for visitors to our popular destination for Cornish cottage holidays . The latest long-range forecasting models are predicting record temperatures for much of May, with the mercury expected to hit a pleasingly warm 90F within a month.

It doesn’t stop there, the sizzling hot early summer will hold out for almost 100 days with above-average temperatures forecast for May, June and July.

Experts claim Britain as a whole is set for an 'exceptionally unusual' summer which could exceed last year’s near historic heat wave, leaving it in the shade.

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said May could smash all records with weeks of wall-to-wall sunshine across the UK.

The rest of summer will be spoilt for sunny days with 'heat spikes' pushing the mercury up into the 80s, possibly higher, all the way until the end of August.

Mr Powell said: "May is looking absolutely fantastic with a strong possibility we could see records broken in terms of temperature and sunshine.

"Through the summer there is a distinct possibility of seeing dramatic spikes in temperature lasting right through the season, with cooler spells either side.

If the trend continues we could all be in for a repeat of the momentous scorcher of 1976 when for over two weeks in July temperatures hit 32.2 C (90F).

"Overall, the probability that the UK mean temperature for April-May-June will fall into the warmest of our five categories is between 25 and 30 per cent."

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