Caravanning weather forecast
Sadly, the weather ‘experts’ have predicted that the summer will not be anywhere near as hot and sunny as we’ve enjoyed in recent years.
Whilst many weather forecasters refuse to publish a long range forecast – after the bitter ‘barbecue summer’ disappointment of 2009 – one is willing to stick their neck out and tell us what they think we have in store.
Independent long-term forecasters Positive Weather Solutions (PWS) published their predictions in a national newspaper. They claim to base their reports on long-term temperature cycles, weather patterns and a 30-year statistics database.
If their forecasts ring true, motorhomers, caravanners and campers with UK breaks planned had better pack their raincoats and wellington boots as well as their sunhats and shades. PWS are reporting that any lengthy periods of sunshine will be peppered with heavy rain, flash floods and thunderstorms.
Everyone will remember the devastating floods of 2007 when Britain recorded the highest levels of rainfall for the months of May and June since 1776, when records began.
Make sure you have adequate caravan insurance cover
Damage from flooding and storms currently accounts for a number of insurance claims made by Shield caravan insurance and motorhome insurance customers, so now is the time to ensure you have adequate insurance cover.
Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have a separate insurance policy for a caravan, those choosing to rely on third party cover provided with the motor car insurance policy could find themselves with a hefty bill should wind and rain wreak havoc.
Positive Weather Solutions provides a full breakdown of its predictions for the UK summer weather on its website.