Holidaymakers jet off to avoid 'typical British summer'

26 January 2009 10:35

Holidaymakers jet off to avoid 'typical British summer'

Thousands of people are expected to flock overseas over the next few months after the Met Office revealed that summer 2008 is expected to be typically British.

The figures show that rainfall is expected to be average for the time of year over the summer months which could prompt more people to head for warmer climates.

However, the weather experts did admit that is was difficult to be too precise about what the summer holds for Brits.

Head of forecasting at the Met Office Brian Golding said: "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."

Those who don't want to risk a rainy summer are advised to jet off on holiday and ensure they take out travel insurance before they fly. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18536034-ADNFCR

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