13:24 19 June 2013
The Met Office has said the UK could see ten years of wet summers. Many Brits are experiencing warmer weather this week, so hopefully the prediction will not dampen their spirits!
A reason for this relates to climate change perhaps affecting cycles, although it has not been fully confirmed as of yet.
So, maybe the coming years could bring wet summers for the UK?
The insight into what the summer weather may be like is understood to have come from two cycles that have passed. This relates to a cycle in the 50s/60s and also the 1880s.
Head of Met Office Hadley Centre, of the research by the University of Reading, Professor Stephen Belcher said, as reported by The Independent: “This is a really new and exciting finding.”
He added: “Up to ten years from now the cycle could persist and therefore there is a higher possibility of wet summers.”
This current cycle has seen seven wetter than normal summers. It is believed the summer of 2012 saw the most amount of rain in a long time.
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