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Downpours in East Lancashire make July wetter than usual
2:41pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
RAINFALL over East Lancashire during July was a third more than usual due to just a few days of downpours.
Statistics from Huncoat weather stations showed the majority of July was very warm and sunny. Total rainfall however was 4.47 inches, 31 per cent more than normal.
However it was a wet month solely due to downpours in the last five days and St Swithin’s Day was dry.
Total sunshine was 242 hours, which is 71 per cent more than normal.
The wettest day was Saturday, July 27 with 2.13 inches and it rained on 12 days in total, eight during daylight. Overall, it was the warmest and sunniest July since 2006.
Weather expert Roy Chetham said: “It was also a wet month solely due to downpours in the last five days. The fifth to the 20th was an absolute drought of 16 days.”
The outlook for the month is further changeable and often breezy conditions into mid-August, with showers or longer spells of rain in most regions most days, separated by some sunny spells.
Temperatures should remain near or just above average.
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