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The Brits Welcome Unusual Warm Weather For Easter

By Michelle Duffy     Apr 7, 2007 in Environment
For the very first time in many years, the UK is set to have sunny, warm weather for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend meaning caravans have hit the roads and barbecue kits are being sold by the dozen
It is not often that the British can comment about wonderful weather over a bank holiday weekend, especially, when it has snowed at Easter in recent years, so with temperatures set to stay around 20C, we find ourselves going mad to enjoy every minute of the unusual sunshine.
No one could have predicted the freak weather any earlier as many UK residents have taken their usual jaunt off to sunnier countries, such as Spain and found that it is cold and wet. Who'd have though that miserable England would be setting temperatures better than Morocco so early in the year?
The usual road congestion's have been worse as people have headed for the coastal towns every day so far, at the same time, supermarkets have had to call in more stocks of charcoal as the demand has increased due to the rush to get out the barbecue.
So far, it has been estimated that over 100,000 bags of charcoal and with 1.8million bottles of wine and more than 250,000 litres of ice cream, it seems that the nation will be needing more hang over pills than usual.
Tony Burdess, forecaster for the Met Office, said: “The sunny weather is definitely here to stay, and it will be dry and warm throughout the entire Easter holiday.”
Naturally, the Brits like a good gamble too, as main bookmakers, William Hill changed the bet of a record temperature over the weekend from 16-1 to 12-1 as punters have been queuing around the block to put on their bets. The record so far for the Easter holiday is 26.6C and although the weather is good, it's doubtful that the record will be broken this year.
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