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Thursday, 19th July 2012

Jet Stream - Courtesy of has been one of the worst July's for bad weather and many are looking forward to it becoming normal again. However the impact on local tourism and holiday parks may not come to light just yet.

July is a common time of the year for us to get away for either long weekends or for a few weeks away with the family. However the recent spate on bad weather has caused many to stay at home rather than venture to UK holiday hotspots.

The Jet Stream has caused most of the issues. It has been sitting far lower than normal as shown by the image above which was taken from the BBC's website. The Met Office has reported that this is now moving back up and therefore we are expecting better weather moving into the later part of July and August.

The problem facing UK Holiday Parks and associated tourist based industries is that the impact of people thinking of going abroad to warmer weather will hit their bookings and sales. Non of us like to take a holiday when its raining as it limits the activities we can get up to whilst away.

We have heard from a few holiday parks that their hire fleet bookings are down when compared to last year. Late bookings will be most affected as people tend to look at the weather first before making their plans.

The hope is that this will recover when brighter weather returns. Localised flooding has now subsided in most of the UK so the impact will surely be limited should we get a little sunshine over the coming weeks.

For those of you who have had holidays already we hope that it wasn't too much of a wash out and if you are booking or have booked for later in August we hope it stays fine for you!

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