Friday, 6 July 2012

Funny Old Drought

The Weather Forecast:
Today:Very heavy rain affecting much of the region at first, with a risk of localised flooding, will gradually move away during the morning or early afternoon to allow somewhat brighter conditions and a little sunshine during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.
Tonight:Variable cloud with a few clear intervals and just a little rain here and there but dry for the most part. Mist or fog developing in places later. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.
Saturday:Some bright or sunny intervals but also with heavy and thundery showers developing, especially by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:Very unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, some heavy and thundery. Outbreaks of rain becoming lighter by Monday. Turning cooler, too.

The Weather Report:
Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910. This is the second record breaking month of rainfall this year, with April also topping the rankings. The period from April to June is also the wettest recorded for the UK. This June has seen periods of heavy and prolonged rain, as well as short but exceptionally heavy showers. The total UK rainfall was 145.3 mm - exactly twice as much as you would normally expect compared to the 1971-2000 average. This beats the previous record of 136.2 mm set in 2007.

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