August Was Very Wet
05/09/11The month of August was very wet with 18 of it's days seeing rain of varying amounts. The wettest period was that of the 23rd - 28th with 49.2mm of rain occurring; of which 25.2mm fell on the 26th. On the 3rd a period of heavy thundery rain added another 16.5mm in one hour. So the total rainfall for the period was 120.6mm which is more than twice the 30-year average for August. Average temperatures were, broadly speaking, in line with what would normally be expected, being only a degree or so above normal for day and nightime periods. A hot day occurred on the 3rd with a maximum temperature of 32.5C. with a cool night on the 18th of 7.4C. to balance things up a bit. But the the 1st week of the month was the warmest overall, however 39.3mm of rain also fell to give a taste of what was to follow over the rest of the month!