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Travelers to UK prepare for barbeque weather

Travelers to UK prepare for barbeque weatherTravelers contemplating a backpacking trip to the UK will be cheered by the news that this summer promises to be a hot and dry one.

After a disappointing summer in 2008 that saw only brief interludes of sunshine and left many travelers sheltering in their hostels, the news has prompted many to plan barbeques and outdoor fun.

Scientists expect that this year will mark the beginning of a run of long hot summers with far less than the average nine inches of rainfall that is experienced most years.

Ewen McCallum, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, commented: "This year we can expect times when temperatures will be above 30 degrees Celsius, something we hardly saw at all last year. The chances of getting the barbecue out are much higher than last year."

However, the hot weather does come with its pitfalls and hayfever sufferers are likely to experience worse symptoms than usual with runny noses, itchy eyes and uncomfortable nights causing much misery, reports the Daily Express.

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