Fortune teller who gets her tips from asparagus says Britain set for scorching summer

A FORTUNE teller who gets her tips about the future from asparagus says we are in for a scorching summer.

Jemima Packington, 64, tosses the vegetable spears into the air and predicts events based on the patterns when they land.

She was right about the Brexit result, Prince Philip’s death, Theresa May being ousted as PM and England winning the Cricket World Cup.

Jemima, of Bath — probably the world’s only “asparamancer” — has now said summer will be one of the hottest yet, with hose bans and wildfires.

The seer, who in­herited her gift from a great-aunt, said: “I’m usually 75-90 per cent accurate.

“Occasionally I get one slightly off, if I haven’t quite read it correctly, but I’m never far off.”

But first we will have to endure a May Bank Holiday washout.

After the coldest April since 1922, temperatures are expected to stay below average.

Met Office forecaster Oli Claydon said: “For most of us it’s going to be a pretty miserable Bank Holiday. We could see over an inch of rain on Monday.”

But warm weather is likely to arrive in time for the next step in the easing of lockdown May 17.

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