Above average rainfall, below average sunshine: A wet and dull July for St Albans

Rothamsted research. Photo: DANNY LOO

Rothamsted research. Photo: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

St Albans district suffered a wet and dull July, according to weather boffins Rothamsted Research.

Rainfall was above average with 72.6mm, which is 22.69mm above the 30-year average.

16 days saw 0.2mm or more of rain, and four days saw more than 5mm of rain.

There was 19.9mm on Tuesday, July 11!

But every cloud had a silver lining, as the sun shone every day last month.

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Overall though, sunshine was 17 hours below average on 187 hours.

Bathers enjoyed 14 hours of sunshine, the most in the entire month, on Wednesday, July 5.

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But the warmest day was Thursday, July 5, which reached a sweltering 29.8C.

The average maximum temperature, 21.8C, was equal to the 30-year mean - taken between 1981 and 2010.

The average minimum temperature, 13.2C was above 1.3C average.

The coldest it got in July was 10.8C on Tuesday, July 4.

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