July is a wash-out with more than twice the average rainfall

JULY was a bit of a wash-out with more than twice the average monthly rainfall. In fact with 90.3mm, it was the third wettest month this year, just behind January and March and a few millimetres more than May, according to the figures collected at Rotham

JULY was a bit of a wash-out with more than twice the average monthly rainfall.

In fact with 90.3mm, it was the third wettest month this year, just behind January and March and a few millimetres more than May, according to the figures collected at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden.

However two-thirds of the total rainfall - 60.9mm - came on just three days, July 6, 9 and 11 with the wettest day being July 9 with 22.3mm or just about one inch.

It was the 20th wettest July since 1890 though it was a long way behind the record which was July 1950 when 137.6mm fell.


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To add to the gloom it was also a bit cloudier t6han Norman with sunshine, at 197.t hours being about 8.6 hours below average.

July 1 was the sunniest day with 14 hours and the wettest day, July 9, had no sun at all.

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The warmest day was towards the end of the month, Sunday, July 27, with 27.1C. The lowest temperature was during the night of July 4 with 7.7C.

There were no frosts.

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