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.

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.