WARM AND WET

Record rain this sum­mer

Daily Star - - News - By OLIVER PRITCHARD oliver.pritchard@dai­lystar.co.uk

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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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