WARM AND WET
Record rain this summer
BRITAIN’S summer was one of the warmest but wettest since records began 107 years ago.
Total rainfall since June is nudging 323mm, making it the ninth wettest summer since 1910, Met Office data shows.
But Brits enjoyed a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend which saw temperatures push 30C.
Only 2012’s record 379mm rainfall beat this year. Despite this, England baked in one of its hottest summers. Average temperatures were half a degree better at around 16C.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Summer started well but August saw parts of Britain stuck on the cold side of Atlantic jet stream winds.
“Maximum temperatures were below average for almost all areas of the UK until the Bank Holiday weekend.”
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