Summer is wettest for hundred years
SUMMER was been the wettest in England and Wales for 100 years, new figures show.
Weather forecasters MeteoGroup revealed 362mm of rain has fallen in June, July and August, making it the wettest summer since 1912.
Scotland had slightly less rain over the three months – at 357mm – which is more than average but far from the wettest on record.
A Meteogroup spokesman said: “It was the wettest south of the Border but not in Scotland. There, rainfall was 67mm higher than is the average.
“As Scotland tends to be wetter than many other parts of the UK, this was by no means a record year for rain, although it was wetter than average.”
But in England and Wales this summer is set to be the fourth-wettest since records began in 1727 and June 2012 was the wettest since 1860.
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Friday 24 May 2013
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