August Was Wet and Unsettled
01/09/10The main feature of August's weather was the amount of rain that was experienced in this region, which is usually one of the driest in the country. It turned out to be the wettest August for 100-years in East Anglia!
A total of 89.6mm fell during the month with 63% of it occurring during the week of 22nd-28th. So August experienced about 60% more rain than would normally occur based on a 30-year average. The only relatively dry spell was during the third week of the month, which also saw the warmest day of the period at 27.9C on the 21st. The mean maximum temperature was 23.4C which was 2 degrees above the average, and the mean minimum was 12.8C., and this was 1.4 degrees above the monthly average. As the month drew to a close, high pressure began to establish itself across the U.K. and the early morning of the 31st brought a much colder minimum temperature than of late at 8.0C.