Cornwall to be hotter than the Greek islands

Posted on 07th March 2014

This weekend Cornwall will be basking in spring sunshine, with forecasters predicting temperatures to be higher than in the Greek islands.

Cornwall Beach

Holiday homes to rent in Cornwall are set to be overflowing with guests this weekend as people will be heading to the county to soak up temperatures of up to 18C on Saturday and Sunday.

These temperatures may be hotter than the Greek islands and the south of France, as a band of high pressure closes in on southern England.

Westcountry tourism experts are already predicting that the warm weather will give the industry a ‘shot in the arm’, with an increase in bookings set to result.

Malcolm Bell, the Head of VisitCornwall, said, “I think it’s going to be the start of the revival for bookings. Now the weather is much more settled people can get on to thinking about their summer holidays again.”

The news of the upcoming good weather is also a welcome relief for tourism businesses in Cornwall who have been affected by the recent floods.

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