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Returning heatwave has bookies in a sweat

| 19.08.2013

With much of the UK set to bask in glorious sunshine this week, bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on the hottest day of 2013 taking place in the coming weeks. The current high for 2013 is 91F (33C), set last month at Heathrow airport, but Coral are now 4-1, from 8-1, that that mark is exceeded before the end of the year.

Coral are also odds on, at 8-11, that the temperature reaches 30C in August, and 8-1 that the magic 100F mark is hit in 2013.

“We took a record number of hot weather bets during last month’s heatwave, and escaped a payout when the mercury fell short of 100F, but punters now have a second chance of collecting as summer returns in style this week,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Hottest day of 2013 to be in August or September 4-1 (from 8-1)

**Temperature to reach 30C in August
8-11 Yes, Evens No

**Temperature to reach 100F in 2013 8-1

**New UK record temperature (beating 38.5C)to be set in 2013 12-1


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David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.