Feel­ing the burn as city is dri­est in years

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Stir­ling has ex­pe­ri­enced its dri­est sum­mer in five years.

Up un­til yes­ter­day (Tues­day) the city recorded 19 con­sec­u­tive days with­out rain­fall.

Stir­ling Weather – an am­a­teur weather sta­tion lo­cated at King’s Park – pre­vi­ously recorded 18 con­sec­u­tive dry days in July 2013.

De­spite light driz­zle on Mon­day morn­ing, lev­els did not rise high enough to reg­is­ter as a rainy day.

Scott McLean, who runs Stir­ling Weather, said:“The rain gauge needs to move by 0.2mm to be recorded on our sys­tem oth­er­wise it is classed by us as a dry day.”

The long­est spell with­out a dry day, recorded by Stir­ling Weather, is 29 con­sec­u­tive rain­fall days, be­tween De­cem­ber 2013 and Jan­uary 2014.

Stir­ling Weather up­dates can be found on Twit­ter.

Parched Grass in King’s Park turned brown by sun

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