The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - John Ket­t­ley

Both Au­gust and Septem­ber were cooler than av­er­age, which bucked the trend of the rest of the year. Last month was also much wet­ter than we have be­come used to re­cently.

Wed­nes­day night saw the wettest and windi­est con­di­tions. Gusts of 76mph were recorded at Fyling­dales on the North York Moors and 1.4in (35mm) of rain swept across Lake Vyrnwy in Powys by dawn on Thurs­day.

This un­set­tled theme is likely to con­tinue through the week­end and the com­ing week or two, with bands of rain al­ter­nat­ing with sunny days and oc­ca­sional windy spells. To com­pare with the last wet Septem­ber, in 2008, that year saw the cold­est au­tumn in the UK since 1993, with some no­table snow which fell even in the cap­i­tal as early as Oc­to­ber 28. The au­tumn of 2008 was the dullest for seven years.

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