BOOKIES have slashed the odds on the record temperature in Scotland being broken this summer as the nation basks in an unseasonal spring heatwave.
On Sunday afternoon, Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire recorded Scotland’s highest March temperature at 22.8C (73F), beating the previous March record of 22.2C set at Gordon Castle, Morayshire, in Moray, on 12 March 1957.
Bookies have slashed the odds on a heatwave
And with the glorious weather set to continue, Scottish firm, McBookie.com, reckon the previous record high of 32.9C (91.22F) at Greycrook, in the Scottish Borders in 2003, could be under threat.
McBookie.com spokesman, Paul Petrie said: “Nobody needs reminding that Scotland endured its wettest year on record in 2011 and we’d be delighted to pay out on the record temperature being broken in 2012.
“This latest hot spell gives us hope of a good summer and the chance of some new records being set, although we still think the 100F is unlikely to be recorded.”
McBookie.com 2012 Weather Specials
7/1 (from 10/1) Record high temperature to be broken
8/1 (from 12/1) Hottest Year on Record
14/1 (from 20/1) Driest Year on Record
100/1 (from 250/1) 100 Degrees Fahrenheit to be recorded in Scotland
33/1 Wettest Year on Record
50/1 Coldest Year on Record