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Those long, hot summers are now just a distant memory

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On a recent day the temperature in Antrim was a mere 11 degrees, equating to the average we would expect to find in October. But this was in July at the height of the summer, when we should expect to be covering up from the sun, not donning extra layers to keep out the cold.

There is a perception that the weather has become more freakish in recent years. Where are those long, hot summers of our youth, when it never seemed to rain and children played outdoors all during the holidays?

Maybe it is all down to climate change. So, is there any chance that we could have a heatwave in October?

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